Three students with different struggles and backgrounds meet and compete in a high-stakes Scrabble tournament.
I like stories about exceptional people with ethical quandaries, and this book offers exactly that. I'm not convinced it has a wide audience, but the people who find it and love it are likely to be protective about it. It's another book offering word love to readers through the pretense of the story, but they are preparing for a Scrabble competition, so it is forgivable. The interesting part of this story is not the contest itself, but the intensity of preparation, and the choices we make when we want something desperately - maybe for good reasons, or maybe for bad ones.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
**Questions coming soon**
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