2014 High Plains Book Awards finialist
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.Reviews:
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."Highly Recommended.
— 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