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From the Series The Alternative

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

Moving off the reservation and enrolling at Rondo Alternative High School is supposed to give Frankie a new start. But leaving gang life proves harder than Frankie ever imagined, as his cousins are set on bringing him into the family’s dirty business. When Frankie’s father is brutalized in prison by a rival gang, Frankie is faced with a decision. Will he take revenge and prove his loyalty to his people? Or can he keep his promise to his mother and find a way out?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46773-900-9
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-46774-485-0
$7.95 $7.95
978-1-46774-633-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.3
BISACS YAF058260, YAF058160, YAF011000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 690
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166523
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Awards

Awards

  • In the Margins: Best Books for Teens Nominee, Nominated, 2014

Author: Patrick Jones

Patrick Jones lives in Minneapolis and is the author of many novels including the Support and Defend series. A former librarian, Jones received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association.