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Contributor(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley (Author)

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ISBN: 1551437376     ISBN-13: 9781551437378
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2008
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Annotation: It's 'bead season' at slippery rock high. This year the bead-snatching grad game called 'Gotcha' has been banned as an official school activity because the teachers have decided to put an end to a dangerous tradition. After paying an entry fee the players are given a bead and someone's name. The object of the game is snatch the bead of your victim and take their name. The winner ends up with all the beads;and all the money. After the game is banned it becomes even more appealing. The game goes underground and more grads than ever are participating. Katie is reluctant to join in, but as a member of grad council she feels she has to go along. The game quickly spins out of control. Katie finds herself losing friends and falling victim to her classmates' obsession with the game. She considers dropping out of the game but then devises a better way of getting even with her classmates. Katie finds herself sliding further down into disaster. Can she bring a safe end to this deadly game?
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Peer Pressure
- Young Adult Fiction | School & Education - General
- Young Adult Fiction | Social Themes - Friendship
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2008921105
Age Level: 13-17
Grade Level: 8-12
Lexile Measure: 660(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.56" H x 4.91" W x 7.26" (0.52 lbs) 259 pages
Features: Ikids, Price on Product
Awards: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Nominee, Young Adult, 2011
Review Citations: School Library Journal 10/01/2008 pg. 150
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 122466
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 8.0
 
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It's bead season at slippery rock high. This year the bead-snatching grad game called Gotcha has been banned as an official school activity because the teachers have decided to put an end to a dangerous tradition. After paying an entry fee the players are given a bead and someone's name. The object of the game is snatch the bead of your victim and take their name. The winner ends up with all the beads--and all the money.

After the game is banned it becomes even more appealing. The game goes underground and more grads than ever are participating. Katie is reluctant to join in, but as a member of grad council she feels she has to go along.

The game quickly spins out of control. Katie finds herself losing friends and falling victim to her classmates' obsession with the game. She considers dropping out of the game but then devises a better way of getting even with her classmates. Katie finds herself sliding further and further down the chute that leads to disaster. Can she bring a safe end to this deadly game?


Contributor Bio(s): Hrdlitschka, Shelley: - Shelley Hrdlitschka has written many novels for teens, including Sister Wife, which was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award. She lives in North Vancouver, British Columbia, where she hikes, snowshoes and hangs out with grizzly bears at the Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife. For more information, visit www.shelleyhrdlitschka.ca.
 
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