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This idea is voiced throughout with grace and skill as Boyce shows the problems that money can cause. However, during a short-lived career as an assistant at a puppet show, he earned a fortune entirely in small change. Having worked with director Danny Boyle on Millions, Danny asked Frank to be part of the team creating the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. 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. I think that if the book included more action and events occurring then it could be better but the book didn’t take any big unexpected turns and didn’t include anything adventurous or out of the ordinary which is what I didn’t like.

The end showed how throughout the whole novel the boys’ went through so much for their money and that showed a lot about how greed can control you. An edge of my seat read that would be enjoyed by upper elementary and middle school kids, if ever I could get it past the censors. 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.

The boys’ are scared she is going to replace their mom when Dorothy makes lasagna from scratch just like their mom used to and they don’t want a new mom.

I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly!Frank's second novel, Framed, was published in September 2005 and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award and the Guardian Prize. The conflict in the book is for Damian and Anthony to find a way to get rid of the money in seventeen days because it is in the old form of money and the money system is changing to a new one( Euros). And he has plenty of ideas what to do with this money, all of which end up not at all what he intended. But with only 17 days left before the national currency switches to Euros and the money becomes worthless, this proves to be much more difficult than they had anticipated. The novel Millions takes place in the early 2000s in the suburbs of London, England and is about two young brothers in middle school and their father.

Boyce’s book will certainly capture the interest of its target audience of upper school-age and middle-school readers. Damian and Anthony are well written characters, but I think the way they were written would have been more appropriate for boys older than them.Damian seems adventurous because he explores around the town to find the saints he is looking for and the crooks who stole the money. Damian's obsession with "being excellent" made him an unusual and memorable main character whose circular, well-intentioned and slightly batty attempts to make sense of adult worry-logic and comfort himself with it would resonate with anxious conscientious young readers. Damien is a fourth grade student in England on the brink of the (imaginary) Pound/Euro currency changeover. Frank's first book, Millions, won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2004 and has been shortlisted for a number of awards, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2004. Although I do think it would appeal to the more intelligent readers in the 10-13 age group, a lot of the humour and commentary is probably aimed more at an adult level of understanding.

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