War And Speech

byDon Zolidis

Hardcover | May 5, 2020

War And Speech by Don Zolidis
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Not everyone can be a winner...

Sydney Williams knows this better than anyone. After her white-collar- criminal dad is sent to prison, Sydney fails almost all of her classes and moves into a dingy apartment with her mom, who can barely support them with her minimum-wage job at the mall.

A new school promises a fresh start. Except Eaganville isn't exactly like other high schools. It's ruled with an iron fist by a speech team that embodies the most extreme winner-takes-all philosophy.

Sydney is befriended by a group of fellow misfits, each of whom has been personally victimized by the speech team. It turns out Sydney is the perfect plant to take down the speech team from within.

With the help of her co-conspirators, Sydney throws herself into making Nationals in speech, where she will be poised to topple the corrupt regime. But what happens when Sydney realizes she actually has a shot at . . . winning? Sydney lost everything because of her dad's obsession with being on top. Winning at speech might just be her ticket out of a life of loserdom. Can she really walk away from that?
Don Zolidis grew up in Wisconsin, went to college in Minnesota, and is mostly known for being a really funny playwright. For the past five years, he's been the most-produced playwright in American schools. His more than one hundred published plays have been performed tens of thousands of times, and have appeared in sixty-four different...
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Title:War And SpeechFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:416 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:416 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:May 5, 2020Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1368010075

ISBN - 13:9781368010078

Appropriate for ages: 14

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