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Millions Paperback – July 26, 2005
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Damian builds a hermitage, or retreat, of cardboard boxes down by the train tracks. There, he has visions of saints. When the saints talk to him, he always asks if they've seen his mother.
England is changing to a new money system, so people are exchanging their old notes for the new "Euros." The boys enjoy watching the trains carrying England's old money off to be destroyed. One night, Damian is in his hermitage, praying. The train thunders past. A bag with millions of the old-fashioned pound notes --- an unbelievable fortune! --- tumbles off the train, crashing into the hermitage. Damian believes it's a direct gift from God in sympathy for the death of his mother.
Damian and Anthony don't tell their father of their sudden wealth out of concern for taxes. They discuss all they can buy: sea monkeys, fancy bikes, cell phones, computer games, houses. They must spend their wealth in 17 days, because when the new money system goes into effect, their notes will be worthless. Life becomes more and more complicated when thieves and police enter the picture.
The brothers treat school kids to soft drinks, and then bribe them for favors.Read more ›
What would you do if you found 229,370 in cash? If it just came falling out of the sky and into your lap, what would you do? If you're like Damian, you've a moral dilemma on your hands. Do you give the money to the poor or do you dig wells in Africa? If you're Damian's older brother Anthony then you're trying to decide whether or invest in real estate or just buy a house upfront. This may all sound like idle speculation, but for Damian and Anthony it's a problem they have to face right now! You see, our story takes place mere days before England is just about to make the change from a pound based system to that of the new Euro. That means that the money that came flying at Damian in a duffle bag thrown from a train has to be spent as quickly as possible before it becomes worthless. Damian's goals tend to be goodhearted, partly because he's obsessed with saints and sainthood. Anthony, however, is more inclined to want to spend the pounds on making more dough. He's a businessman at heart.Read more ›
one of my favorite parts in the book Millions is when the boys are at school with all the money and they go out to recess and every kid is trying to sell them anything they had. This is one of my favorite parts in the book because i thought, to be in Damians or Anthonys position would be a lot of fun. Also i thought the way the auther explained this part of the story was very exciting. Another reason why this was my favorite part was bcause it made me think that was spending all that money on junk they diddn't need was the correct way to go? This part caught my attention and i wanted to be in the story and sell my old junk for a good price. Although there was many other interesting parts in the book Milions the part with the boys spending it at school was my top favorite.
i would recommend the book Millions to anyone who wants to read a book full of problem solving and finding solutions when your life could be at risk. Miilions is full of adventure and excitement and if you want to expeirence the thrill of feeling like you are in the story i would pick up this book and start reading! This book helped me in solving problems and trying to find conclusions to any sort of problem. With all the books i read Millions was one of the books i could not put down and stop reading. In conclusion i enjoyed Millions very much and i would recommend this book to anyone, it was fun to read and a great book to talk about and relate to.
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Love it! A must read for everyone, but then you must rent the movie after. It is well done too, but just not as thorough as the book.Published 5 months ago by Laura Beard
And that's about all I have to say for now and I definitely recommend this book
Hoping for a bag of money? This thrilling, yet humorous novel by Frank Cottrell Boyce is a classic for the whole family. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Jill S Cohen
Remember hearing about the story,so had to buy the book and was delighted with it.Mr Boyce is a good author and look forward to reading more of his stories.Published on May 21, 2014 by Ellen
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