By James Maguire
What the bestselling Word Freak did for Scrabble, this riveting narrative now does for the nationwide Spelling Bee. here's a eye-catching slice of Americana--part wearing occasion, half soaking up human drama, and half social gathering of the magic of words.
Every spring within the nation's capital, after a beginning pool of 10 million teenagers narrows to 250 finalists, America's best younger spellers face off in a nail-biting contest. So electrical is the drama that thousands of audience track in to monitor ESPN's dwell telecast
But this nationwide obsession is way greater than a carrying story--and this first-ever narrative nonfiction e-book in regards to the nationwide Spelling Bee immerses the reader in precise culture, portraying the endearing fraternity of excellent, eccentric younger note nerds who vie for a gold trophy, a hefty money, and a wonderful second of nationwide fame.
Author James Maguire, who just like the contestants is an inveterate notice nut, captures the ache and glory of this singularly American occasion. He profiles the head 5 spellers around the nation, exploring their hopes and dreams--and thoughts for winning--as they organize for his or her second within the highlight. American Bee takes readers backstage on the nationwide Bee, supplying a story thrill trip because the pressure mounts around by means of round.
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