The Chamber of Five by Michael Harmon

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In a private-school conspiracy novel, 16-year-old Jason Weatherby knows exactly why he's at the Lambert School for the Gifted. And it's not for his brains. His dad is an influential state senator. It's this same connection that lands him a spot on the secretive Chamber of Five, the elite group of students who run the school with a shadow government, tapping into the same lines of powers as their parents. When he's asked to physically assault and ruin the reputation of another student as part of his initiation, Jason sees firsthand the depravity of the Chamber—and decides to work from the inside to take it down. But Jason taps into a conspiracy—and school secrets—far more insidious than he could ever have imagined. From award-winning author Michael Harmon comes a taut, thrillingly paced novel about the perils of privilege. Can one bold student set things right?

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MICHAEL HARMON is the author of several award-winning and critically acclaimed novels for young adults including Brutal, The Last Exit to Normal, Skate, and The Chamber of Five, which School Library Journal called, "gritty and powerful."
Published June 14, 2011 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Until Jason agrees to become a Chamber member and gets rid of Thomas, the other Chamber members ridicule and physically threaten his friend Elvis, one of the novel’s few sympathetic characters.

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I loved both the writing and the topic of this book.

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