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The Chamber of Five

By: Michael Harmon

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In Jason’s world, money equals power and power equals control.  He easily climbs the ladder to success at theLambertSchoolfor the Gifted and is invited to join the exclusive ruling club, the Chamber of Five.  He soon finds that the ruling five believe everyone has a price; it is just a matter of finding what that crucial secret or soft spot is for each person.  His legislator father tells him that people crave power and control, and these established lines of power rule the world, but Jason struggles to do what is right and works to change the system.  What is his price?  What is he willing to do to save himself and those he cares about from harm?  This gripping fast read provokes much thought about justice and the corrupting influence of power.

 

Prepared by Pat Strawn, Librarian, John Jay High School, San Antonio, Texas.