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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Reading level: medium
Genre: realistic fiction, schools, bullying, intimidation, outcasts, trial by fire
The Lottery is a pretty disturbing story about a secret high school club called the "Shadow Council". Every fall, the council holds a lottery and a single student's name is... ...more
The book, to me, was kind of Outsiders-esque, or that kind of thing. I only picked it up because I recognized the cover at my school's library, from the bookstore when I was browsing then. (I was drawn to the title because of Shirley Jackson's "the Lottery",... ...more
The cover makes it look like it's one of those teen paranormal books, but it's not. It's about a girl and her friends caught up in a very strange school traditi... ...more
Basically there is a council of students, mainly of juniors and seniors, that "rule" the school. They have a lottery every year of the students in the school. The so-cal... ...more