The Lottery

By Goobie, Beth

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ISBN
978-1-55143-238-0
Publisher
Victoria, BC ; Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, 2002.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2003

Gr 9-Up Goobie pays homage to two modern American classics by marrying the "winner-as-loser" hook of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery (Dramatic, 1953) with Robert Cormier's secret school cabal of The Chocolate War (Dell, 1993). Sal, 15, is chosen to be shunned by all her classmates at Saskatoon Collegiate. This macabre social scheme functions under the guise of a legitimate school club but is actually orchestrated by the secret Shadow Council to exact personal revenge and demonstrate its power. Goobie's writing can be engaging and con...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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