The Lotterys Plus One

The Lotterys Plus One

Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is sufferin...

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Title:The Lotterys Plus One
Author:Emma Donoghue
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ISBN:0545925819
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

The Lotterys Plus One Reviews

  • Elise (The Bookish Actress)
    Oct 07, 2016
    3.5 stars. I genuinely like middle-grade novels; the genre has a more simplistic writing style, which can actually be nice, and doesn't usually lean on romance, which can only be a good thing. But middle grade realistic books often suffer from the same issue; they're unmemorable. Too simplistic and ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Jan 01, 2017
    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineThe Lottery family was formed by PopCorn, who is from a Scottish family in the Yukon and who is partnered with PapaDum, who is from India, and Jamaican MaxiMum, and CardaMom, who is a member of the Mohawk tribe. When the oldest child was born, all four friends ...
  • Munro's Kids
    Nov 21, 2016
    Emma Donoghue wrote a kid's book! With a HUGE premise. The Lotterys is this mish-mash of a family consisting of 4 parents (a man from the Yukon paired with a man from India and a Cherokee woman paired with a woman from the Caribbean), 7 kids from various corners of the world and several pets. But th...
  • mg
    Feb 28, 2017
    On page 50 of the ARC... Please, please, please tell me the author a.) has an AMAZING explanation later in the book for misgendering one of her characters or b.) fixed this enormous editing error in the final copy. Please.UPDATE: DNF (stopped at pg. 100). Couldn't get past the misgendering of Brian....
  • paula
    Jan 30, 2017
    Gonna need to think about this one for a while before I decide how I feel about it....
  • Brenda Ayala
    Apr 03, 2017
    I've been ruminating on this one for a couple days, and I gotta tell ya, it's just way too much of a gimmick. Literally every single alternative lifestyle you can think of is here. Two multicultural couples. Who are of course, best friends, so the kids have four parents instead of two. They don't dr...
  • Justin
    Mar 20, 2017
    Very, very twee, but despite the occasional eyeroll, I never found myself annoyed or unwilling to read further. In fact, though eccentric dialogue and chaotic vignette largely stands in for plot, this is ultimately a very sweet and charming story about family and acceptance. The diversity angle is d...
  • lisa
    Mar 17, 2017
    Part of the reason why I loved Emma Donoghue's novel Room so much was because the voice of the little boy was so beautifully done. He was exactly like a five year old boy who had only interacted with a smart young woman for his entire existence. His mannerisms, logic, and conclusions were so like a ...
  • Becky
    Apr 06, 2017
    THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE by Emma DonahueTwo couples (one gay and one lesbian, but it is not important or dwelt upon) win the lottery – hence the name – and form a family filled with love, diverse children and pets. They use their money for good and live a “perfect” life until one of...
  • Victoria
    Apr 14, 2017
    I have several things to confess about this novel. Beginning with it being an impulse checkout (along with two other middle grade novels) from the library. Then, the cover vaguely reminded me of a Mysterious Benedict Society book. I read Emma Donoghue's Room and enjoyed it, so felt predisposed to pr...