Penelope Bush goes beyond clichés and creates quirky, truly believable characters with complicated lives

Charlotte Johnson is twelve but short for her age. She has a lovely brother, Spencer and a not so lovely sister, Chelsea.

When their mum wins £3.7 million on the lottery they all assume that life will change for the better. But they haven't counted on how everyone around them will react.

Charlotte's best friend is acting strangely, and someone's spreading cruel rumours at school. Can Charlotte use the money to change things for the better?

ISBN 978 1 84812 139 3

Available July 2011 also available as an ebook.

'this is a thoroughly entertaining, gripping and fun read! Penelope Bush is a wonderful author!' 

( Review Written by M. B. Smith "jeromeluchesa")

'Charlotte's diary is funny, warm hearted and sometimes frighteningly honest! Like all other teens, her life revolves around friends and family while her dreams involve wishing something amazing would happen.

Something amazing does happen when her mother wins £3.7 million on the lottery. Now so many of the things that Charlotte had wished for are possible. But, will money bring happiness?'

(Julia Eccleshare -

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