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Young Adult Fiction Bullying

The Lottery

by (author) Beth Goobie

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2002
Category
Bullying
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781551432809
    Publish Date
    Apr 2004
    List Price
    $14.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781551432380
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554697410
    Publish Date
    Oct 2002
    List Price
    $7.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12

Description

Every student at Saskatoon Collegiate knew that all the most important aspects of school life were controlled by a secret club called Shadow Council. Each fall, Shadow held a traditional lottery during which a single studentís name was drawn. The rest of the student body called the student the lottery winner. But Shadow Council knew better; to them the winner was the lottery victim. Whatever the label, the fated student became the Councilís go-fer, delivering messages of doom to selected targets. In reponse, the student body shunned the lottery winner for the entire year. This yearís victim was fifteen-year-old Sally Hanson.

About the author

In high school Beth Goobie studied and taught piano, wrote stories, and was the recipient of academic and citizenship awards. She worked for a year as a nanny in Holland, then moved to Winnipeg where she studied English literature at the University of Winnipeg (receiving the gold medal) and religious studies at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College. She has worked for many years with physically and sexually abused children and is concerned with issues surrounding the anger and powerlessness of those under legal age. Addressing these issues in her writing, she has published several novels for young adults, including Born Ugly, Mission Impossible, The Lottery and Before Wings, as well as poems and short stories for an adult audience in anthologies and magazines such as Fiddlehead, Malahat Review and Quarry. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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