The Lottery, Hardback


'You know how it works. Everyone cooperates. Everyone wants a victim, Sally...and now it's your turn.

Now you're Shadow's victim, Shadow's dud for the year.

We'll assign you duties and you'll perform them. When we pull your leash, you'll come.'15-year-old Sally Hanson's school is secretly ruled by a group of students known as the 'Shadow Council'.

At 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's every wish.

This year Sally is the Shadow Council's victim - and she is about to face the worst year of her life.

Resistance is futile and loyal friends are ignoring her.

However, Sally has been hiding a horrifying secret - a secret that threatens to overwhelm her as the betrayal and psychological torture grows.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780571228638



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