Spelldown The Big-Time Dreams of a Small-Town Word Whiz (Paperback)
|Author: Karon Luddy|
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|Making her debut, Luddy spells out adolescence with humor and hope in this novel about a young girl from a small town who gets the chance to compete in the 1968 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.|
From the Publisher:
Having always faltered during the final round of spelling bees, thirteen-year-old Karlene's luck changes when she is coached by an inspiring Latin teacher, but when her father returns to drinking and she develops a crush on her best friend, Karlene's old habits resurface as the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. quickly approaches. Reprint.
"Readers who like family drama, success stories, and colorful protagonists will all find something to latch on to here." 6/1/2007