Beat the Odds

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

Ana has three choices: One, stay with her abusive foster parents and watch her little sister, Izzy, get hurt. Two, expose their abuse and risk being separated from Izzy. Or three, join the Contest, win the prize money, and escape together. No matter what Ana chooses, the odds are against her.

But the Contest may turn out to be the most dangerous option of all.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-7507-6
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4677-8102-2
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-4677-8832-8
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-5124-6111-4
$53.32 $39.99
978-1-5415-1418-8
$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 4.4
BISACS YAF001000, YAF058000, YAF062000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 600
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180561
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

“All the novellas fit together like a well-crafted puzzle. . . . Compelling suspense delivered in a small dose.”—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.