on March 12, 2006
The book "Hard Cash" by Kate Cann takes place in Europe and the main character is a seventeen-year-old guy named Rich. Despite is name he is no where close to being rich. The story has many life lessons and any teenager can relate to the hardships that Rich goes through. In my opinion this is a great book to read on your own time.
The story is about a guy named Rich who doesn't have much money and is an artest who goes to college. Seeking for money Rich sends his pictures he drew to a few agencies. One agency calls him and thought that they could use the drawing for designs. The agent named Nick didn't promise anything, but said he could go for a dinner meeting with some clients. They went and it went well, they didn't want to use Rich's drawings. Rich got his hopes up too much and let money rule his life. Rich thought he was going to get the job so he didn't apply himself that much to his studies in college. That slipped and his parents got mad and his life went down to the dumps again. Thanks to his art professor, the college didn't kick him out and thanks to Nick's lovely wife he got a place to stay and his life shaped up. So no matter how bad your life can get everything can always shape up and never let things rule your life like money.
To conclude, I recommend this book to anyone that wants to relate to real life situations and to who ever is looking for a good book to read. This was a good book and I rate it highly. It has many life learning lessons such as to always know who your friends and an never loose sight of what you DO have because there is always ways and things you could have more of. Money never is an object and it never buys happiness. Rich learned it the hard way by counting on it too much, and if he didn't have the people that cared about him so much he would be in a deep hole. So, go and read this excellent book to really find out all the ups and down that Rich goes through in his life.
on December 12, 2004
This trilogy is absolutely fantastic. The first novel introduces you to Rich and his world. Everything in it is interesting. The novel is fast-paced with constant action. The novel is hip, fresh, and real. None of the daddy's little rich girls quarrling here- save it for Gossip Girls. Anyone can relate to Rich and the other characters in Hard Cash. I recommend this trilogy for grades 11 up because the Cann writes with a good usage of vocabulary.
on June 28, 2004
I loved this book! I thought Kate Cann did a great job catching the reader's attention throughout the whole book, unlike other authors. Although I found it a little confusing with the English talk, I managed. Kate Cann did a great job writing this book and I would recommend it to any teenager who is looking for a great book; and I can't wait to read the two other books in the series!
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on January 16, 2004
Hard Cash is one of the best college student stories ever. It really captures the reader so that it is almost imossible to put the book down. I'm sure many young adults can find themselves in the same situations as Rich (main character).
This is a most read!