Bad Deal

From the Series Surviving Southside

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

It’s not going to hurt anyone.

Fish hates having to take ADHD medication. It helps him concentrate, but it also makes him feel weird. So when his crush, Ella, needs a boost to study for tests, Fish offers her one of his pills. Soon more kids want pills, and Fish is enjoying the profits. To keep from running out, Fish finds a doctor who sells phony prescriptions. But suddenly, the doctor is arrested. Fish realizes he needs to tell the truth. But will that cost him his friends?

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978-0-76136-152-7
$27.99 $20.99
978-0-76136-166-4
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$7.95 $7.95 OS
978-0-76137-174-8
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-46776-006-5
$53.32 $39.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 104
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.6
BISACS YAF058040, YAF058260, YAF058080
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 490
ATOS Reading Level 3.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141735
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2012

Author: Susan Korman

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Surviving Southside

This innovative YA series is a set of high-interest urban fiction novels that’s written at a fourth-grade reading level, specifically designed for reluctant and striving readers, including those who read below grade level or are ESL/ELL View available downloads →