When I was working in the middle school, we had this school-wide reading initiative called Book of the Month, designed to provide commonplace texts for students in the building, regardless of grade level. When a student successfully completed a Book of the Month challenge, I delivered, to their fourth hour class, a Golden Ticket.
And I’ve had that “I’ve got a golden ticket” song stuck in my head all day. Keep reading to find out why.
Everyone thinks they know Jewel Van Hagen. Heiress turned actress turned social media darling who created the massively popular video-sharing app, Golden Rule.
After mysteriously disappearing for a year, Jewel makes her dramatic return with an announcement: she has chosen a few lucky Golden Rule users to spend an unforgettable weekend at her private estate. But once they arrive, Jewel ingeniously flips the script: the guests are now players in an elaborate estate-wide game. And she’s tailored every challenge and obstacle to test whether they have what it takes to win—at any cost.Publisher’s Summary
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I was expecting a bit of a ride when I picked up Claire Kann’s The Marvelous, but I didn’t expect to be transported into a retelling of a favorite childhood story. It’s Wonka down to Beauregard, except no one falls down any golden egg traps. If you’re a fan fo the invite-people-to-a-house-then-make-them-compete-for-your-fortune type story, this will be a fabulous ride for you, with a few twists along the way.