Friend or Foe

From the Series Unbarred

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

Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you’ve been in, it can be tough to stay out.

Ian’s band is finally taking off. But the band’s front man and Ian’s best friend, Orlando, can’t catch a break as a black kid in their white town. Tension with a security guard lands both Ian and Orlando in jail, and when Orlando is held indefinitely, someone will need to take over the band until he gets out. When Orlando chooses Chase, the band’s bassist, to step in, Ian is slighted. As Ian’s resentment builds, he plots his revenge. One by one, he turns his bandmates against one another, with tragic results. As Ian holds his friends close and his enemies closer, no one can tell which is which—until it’s too late.

This modern twist on Shakespeare’s Othello takes a gritty look at betrayal, revenge, and obsession.


Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51240-095-3
$7.99 $7.99
978-1-51240-096-0
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-51246-123-7
$53.32 $39.99
978-1-54151-425-6
$29.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
BISACS YAF058160, YAF058270, YAF058110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 620
ATOS Reading Level 4.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180622
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Accessible layouts, Afterword, Author/Illustrator biography, and Reviewed

Reviews

VOYA

“Jones pens a series of modern-day, gritty Shakespearean plays. . . . The diversity of characters, the situations of high drama, and the shortness of the books makes this series ideal for young adult collections.”—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.