Description - The Lottery by Beth Goobie
15-year-old Sally Hanson's school is secretly ruled by a group of seniors known as the 'Shadow Council'. As the beginning of every school year, the Shadow Council hold The Lottery, an infamous ritual in which a student is chosen to be the year's 'victim' - a person who is shunned by the entire school and forced to obey the Shadow Council, delivering messages, running errands and obeying every order.This year, it's Sally Hanson's turn. Resistance is futile and her once loyal friends are ignoring her. But beyond that, Sally hides a horrifying secret that threatens to overwhelm her as the psychological torture grows.
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(197mm x 126mm x 18mm)
Faber & Faber
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Author Biography - Beth Goobie
Beth Goobie is an award-winning children's author whose novels have won and been shortlisted for the most prestigious prizes in her native Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award. She graduated with an English degree and has worked with abused children for many years.