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It seems that they’re at loggerheads over this too, with Damian convinced that the saints need thanking for their intervention in his life. Your words, like your reviews, bring books to life and give them a voice before the front cover is even turned. This book reads like a mad cap comic adventure/mystery/coming of age tale but is also a study in childhood grief and as is usual for this author the father son relationship is central to the plot . K. switches to the Euro while still keeping the fact that they have so much money a secret from their father and eventually from thieves who stole the money in the first place. The pair have big decisions to make, needing to reconcile their wildly different ideas about what to do with the cash.

I totally understood Damian's obsession with saints after his mother passed away, and his need to be pious and excellent. It's mostly funny though sometimes sad, watching Damian struggle to be a good person while providing a nifty commentary about money, inflation, economy and investment (completely implausible, but still great! However, during a short-lived career as an assistant at a puppet show, he earned a fortune entirely in small change. The writing was very well-paced for a television generation, since the author wrote Millions first as a screenplay it maintains a highly visual and plot-driven style. Even though the novel is written in Damian's perspective, it seems like their is still this barrier between the emotions and what is actually happening.The end also helped me as a reader to see that money isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and that the relationships you make throughout life are much more important. Archived 8 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine Living Archive: Celebrating the Carnegie and Greenaway Winners. Heart-achingly funny, touching and brilliantly clever, Millions is a fantastic adventure about two boys, one miracle and a million choices. Because the story is told from the sweetly naive perspective of Damian, it is filled with many silly but poignant observations.

Funny, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining, this outstanding novel was a deserving winner of the 2004 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The next day they try and find where the saints and the poor live, but before they can get to the house where the saints live they see a saint walking past them so they gave him some money from the bag.

Of the added stress that the money ends up bringing into his and his brother’s lives, Damian says, “[The bag of cash] was heavy and we were nervous that something would happen to it. Bronnie is so lovely with the boys and we also felt that having a man enthusing about the books set a great example. In addition to original scripts, Cottrell Boyce has also adapted novels for the screen and written children's fiction, winning the 2004 Carnegie Medal for his debut, Millions, based on his own screenplay for the film of the same name. The boys encounter many problems throughout the story and when all the money is gone they both realize that no amount of money will amount to the family they have and love they share for each other.

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