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Karon Luddy

Karon Luddy earned her MFA in creative writing from Queen's University of Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her family, and teaches writing to college students. Spelldown is her first novel.
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Thirteen-year-old Karlene Bridges is the best speller in her family, her hometown, and maybe even all of Shirley County, South Carolina. The trouble is, every time she makes it to the final round of a spelling bee, she chokes. But when Mrs. Harrison, the new Latin teacher, offers to coach her, Karlene's spelling jinx miraculously disappears. The year 1969 is turning out to be her best ever, especially since she develops a surprising crush on her best friend, Billy Ray. But as soon as Karlene...
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