What would you do to inherit a billion dollars? Jason Stevens is about to find out when his uncle Red dies and the members of his family recieve their millions. But a different fate awaits young jason.What would you do to inherit a billion dollars? Jason Stevens is about to find out when his uncle Red dies and the members of his family recieve their millions. But a different fate awaits young jason.Read Less
This book makes you think through what's really important in life, doing so in a clever way. You never know what the next chapter will bring. A good book club book.
Dec 15, 2008
This is probably the most inspiring book I've ever read. I loved this book. The first two chapters were slighlty slow but from there on I couldn't put this book down. It is a fast read for even a slow reader. The book is laid out with the twelve gifts as the twelve months take place.
If you have seen the movie- you HAVE NOT read the book! I was slightly disappointed in the movie (which turns into more of a love story than a lesson in life). You've probably heard many people say the book is always better than the movie and it couldn't be more TRUE with this book. You miss so much of the gifts and the relationships as they grow in the book when it is transfered to the screen. The main character even changed from the book version of a great-nephew to a grandson in the movie (Jason).
Jason's journey, while more extreme than many "ordinary folk" can still easily be related to what we all wish we had at a simplistic level.
While it is somewhat predictable, what you can't predict is how much this book will influence your life and have you thinking about it for months and years to come. I first read this book probably four years ago and I think back to the lessons- "the gifts" time and time again. I have purchased this book for many people and passed it along. Even my twelve year old daughter and sixteen year old son have read the book and told friends about it.
You'll wish you could experience the gifts that Red gives Jason. An absolute recommend!!
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