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Hrdlitschka, Shelley.
Washington : Orca Book, 2008
ISBN 1551437376
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Every year the senior class at Slippery Rock High plays a game called Gotcha! It's been a tradition. But this year the administration has banned the game because it has been getting out of hand and people have gotten hurt because of it. Most all the seniors still want to play so the class officers take the game underground. They organize the start up meeting for Gotcha! and review the rules. Every senior who wants to play gives $10.00 to make the prize ante. For their money they get a bead on a string and then secretly draw the name of a classmate from a fish bowl. The object is to tag the person whose name you have. Then they have to give you their bead and the name they have. So then you go after that person. School is a free zone, no game playing….but anywhere else is fair game. Last man or woman with all the beads wins thousands of dollars. Friendships are ruined and relationships are formed; but are these relationships for real…or are they just alliances to win the money? This is a fast read that captures a lot of the emotions of senior year in high school. (Patty McClune)  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     High school students -- Fiction.

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