Collins Hill High School Media Center Blog

Spellbound by Janet McDonald

Raven, a seventeen year old girl, had a lot going for her in life. She had dreams of finishing high school, and planned on going to college shortly after. All that changed when Smokey, her baby, came along. Raven, a rising senior at the time, was forced to drop out of school to take care of Smokey. Raven is struggling, while having to dealing with hardships of being a single mother. She can’t even get a decent job because she doesn’t have a high school education. She relies on the support of her mother Gwen, her best friend Aisha, and her sister Dell. Dell realizes the pain and struggles her sister is going through because she had gone through the same thing about 5 years earlier. Dell, trying to be a loving sister suggests a spelling bee. The winner of the spelling bee receives a full 4 year scholarship to college. Raven, apprehensive at first, decides to do it. During her studying process, her sons’ father comes back into the picture. Check the book out to see if she won, and trust me this book is a page turner. You won’t want to put the book down. I would recommend it to just about anyone!

Sydney R., Class of ‘13

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September 8, 2011 - Posted by | Book recommendation

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