Fight or Flee
From the Series Unbarred
Do the crime, do the time behind bars. But once you’ve been in, it can be tough to stay out.
When Hinton Helsinger leaves the Youth Correctional Center, he’s set on reforming his impulsive ways. But things at home have changed: his dad has been killed, his mom’s remarried his uncle, and his uncle is the new kingpin of the family gang that controls the town’s drug trade. Threatened by Hinton’s return, Hinton’s uncle hatches a sinister plot using Hinton’s girlfriend, Olivia, as a pawn.
As Hinton struggles between the impulse to avenge his dad’s death and the desire to seek a way out of that corrupt life, he embarks on a downward spiral of revenge and madness from which he and those he loves are unlikely to escape.
This modern twist on Shakespeare’s Hamlet explores the themes of reform, revenge, and self-destruction.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Darby Creek ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||120|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.2|
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.