From the Series The Alternative
Rachel’s junior year is going to be perfect—she’s taking AP classes, is first-chair viola, and is busy planning her college visits. Then Misty, Rachel’s wild and unpredictable cousin, lands on her parents’ doorstep and turns Rachel’s orderly world upside-down. Rachel’s family hopes enrolling Misty in Rondo Alternative High School will help with her behavior issues, but her rough past and reckless choices make her a force to be reckoned with. As Rachel gets pulled deeper into Misty’s dark secrets, she’ll have to figure out if can she transform the uncontrollable Misty—or will it be Misty who transforms her?
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Reading Counts! Level||4.5|
- In the Margins: Best Books for Teens Nominee
Library Media Connection
“These high-interest low-level books provide intriguing storylines packed into a relatively short novel….This series should attract an array of readers seeking an edgier teenage drama.”―Library Media Connection
“Because of Jones’s extensive experience working in juvenile detention centers and with teens at many alternative centers, these books are quite realistic and make an excellent bridge for lower level readers and fans of the popular Bluford High and Urban Underground series who are looking for more of a challenge.” —VOYA
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.