Raise the Stakes

From the Series The Contest

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The prize: $10 million
The rules: Be the first to complete ten tasks assigned by the Benefactor. Do not ask questions. Do not tell anyone what you’re doing. Do not fail.
The consequences: Unknown

Colin wants out of the Contest. Each task he’s assigned by the Benefactor leaves him more convinced that he’s part of something shady. Not to mention his every move is being tracked. But the prize money would help Colin’s transgender sister, Danni, afford surgery. Can Colin find out what the Benefactor is really up to without ruining his chances to win the Contest?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-7508-3
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4677-8103-9
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-4677-8833-5
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-5124-6113-8
$53.32 $39.99
978-1-5415-1419-5
$29.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
BISACS YAF001000, YAF058000, YAF062000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 580
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180567
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

VOYA

“The books create a thrill-seeking sense of impending disaster. . . . The series offers a perfect choice for adolescents who struggle to find easy-to-access plots with believable characters.”—VOYA

Kirkus Reviews

“A great choice for reluctant readers, this book, in presenting the transgender story, also delves into advocacy for equality. . . . Pages will turn right up to the cliffhanger.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Megan Atwood

Megan Atwood lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she teaches creative writing at a local college and the Loft Literary Center. She has an M.F.A. in writing for children and young adults.