Meredith is determined to make her mark as she starts Grade
10-and claiming the "cool" seat in home room is her first step. But
that decision brings her unwanted attention from the school's
"kingpin of the underworld" and her new enemy is smart, determined
and capable of holding a long-term grudge. Should she just back
away? But how will she look at herself in the mirror if she does?
With the help of her two best friends, Reb and Dean, she will have
to find a way to stand up for herself and survive high school with
her dignity intact.
"Beth Goobie''s new YA novel, The Throne, captures the
minutia of high school bullying in chilling detail. Adolescent
readers in Grades 8 through 11 will appreciate the regard Goobie
pays to threats and power struggles so subtle they might appear
absurd to many adults. . .
"This quietly powerful novel may help to play a role in eradicating
one of the most pressing social issues facing adolescents."
-- CM Magazine
"Once again, author Beth Goobie provides pre-teen and teen
readers with a compelling story about bullying that features many
positive female role models. Meredith?s journey of self-discovery
is met with an unsatisfying but realistic ending and makes her
aware that things are often more complicated than they seem. The
Throne is an enjoyable recreational read."
-- Canadian Children''s Book News