The Lottery

  • Pages:272
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:bullying, high school, exclusion, friendship, social issues
  • Pub Date:04/01/2004
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Lexile:940L
  • ATOS:6.3
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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 student's 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 Council's go-fer, delivering messages of doom to selected targets. In response, the student body shunned the lottery winner for the entire year. This year's victim was fifteen-year-old Sally Hanson.
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