Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Lottery by Beth Goobie

Life at Saskatoon Collegiate is normal. Lots of teenagers involved in all sorts of stuff. Sal Hansen is a grade 10 student who is happy with her life. She has some good friends, is involved in music, and is awkward around most boys.
But, all that changes when she receives the dreaded scroll. The scroll is feared by all students at SC. The scroll is delivered by the Shadow Council- a secret club made up of the popular kids at school. When you receive the only scroll in early September, you know that your life is about to change. This scroll means that you become the 'winner', the person who is shunned and ignored by the rest of the school population for a whole year. You must do what the Shadow Council demands whenever and whatever they command you to do.
The year Sal receives the scroll, she quickly learns who her true friends are and the personal strength she carries within herself.
This book is a bit edgy with some mature bits, but the story is well worth the read.

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