No one knows why she hurt herself, least of all Skey. After five long months in treatment for self-destructive behavior, Skey continues to dream of dark tunnels with mysterious designs carved into their stone walls, a place where she is safe and alone. Then she encounters another dreamer, a boy her own age, dreaming the same dream, wandering the same tunnels. A boy with secrets much like her own.
While trying desperately to remember what happened that sent her away and who the boy is that she met in the dream tunnels, Skey's life plummets farther out of control. When she realizes her friends do not have her best interests at heart and they may be the reason she is lost, Skey must face her fears and the truth of the dream tunnels, and find her way back to solid reality.
About the Author
Beth Goobie is an award-winning children's author whose novels have won and been shortlisted for the most prestigious prizes in her native Canada, including the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature and the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book of the Year Award. She graduated with an English degree and has worked with abused children for many years. The Lottery was shortlisted for the Ottaker's Children's Book Prize.
"A richly layered novel that contains elements of both fantasy and hard-edge realism... A wise and compelling book that addresses the traumas of sexual assault and emotional betrayal."
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13 - 16 years old
For Grades: 8 - 11
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 12.2 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.18