The Ticket by Debra Coleman Jeter

Posted 29 July, 2016 by Paige in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

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So excited to be kicking off the blog tour for Debra Coleman Jeter’s The Ticket – Today you will be able to see my review, but be sure to following along #TheTicketTour on Twitter to see more reviews, excerts, features, and the tour wide giveaway for the next week!

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Tray Dunaway longs to be part of the popular set at school, but she’s growing too fast and her clothes no longer fit. The only person who understands Tray’s need for acceptance is her grandmother, but when Tray wears Gram’s hand-sewn clothes to school, the kids make fun of her tall, boney appearance.

Tray’s luck improves when Pee Wee Johnson, a down-and-out friend of her father’s, buys two lottery tickets and gives one to Mr. Dunaway as a thank-you for driving him to Hazard, Illinois. When her father’s ticket turns out to be the winner, Johnson demands his cut of the proceeds. Tray’s dad refuses.

What seems like a stroke of good fortune quickly becomes a dangerous game of life and death for Tray and her family.

My Thoughts:

*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for sharing my honest opinion*

I couldn’t wait to read this book, and when I did it ended quicker than I would have liked simply because I couldn’t put it down. Almost immediately, I was instantly entranced by the believable characters that the author had created and that followed throughout the story. This is the type of story that, to me, would make a fantastic movie. Tray was the perfect person to have as the protagonist and she really provided perfect insight to the happenings of the book. Like so many young girls, both of today and for as long as history has been recorded, she honestly just wants to be accepted. Unfortunately, winning the lottery isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it puts her family in danger.

This book was so enjoyable, the perfect read that I will be personally recommending not just on this blog, but to a few friends I think this would be a perfect read for. I’m not even sure how to “label” this book genre-wise because it just has the best parts of so many genres, so I’ll make it simple. If you love the sound of this book as much as I did before going in, than you’re going to love it. Give it a read and you won’t be disappointed!

 

3 Responses to “The Ticket by Debra Coleman Jeter”

  1. Neal Theophilis

    Read this book when it first came a out and loved it. Your review really captures the essence of it all. I understand Debra already has a screenwriting credit, so maybe she needs to screenwriter this novel.

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