Ellis, Deborah & Walters, Eric. Bifocal.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

ELLIS, Deborah & WALTERS, Eric. Bifocal. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 280p. c2007. 978-1-55455-062-3. $12.95. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, November 2007: Ellis and Walters are familiar writers of YA stories and they successfully create a dramatic high school situation that brings current issues to the forefront. There are two narrators: Jay, a white boy, new to the school, who plays on the football team; and Haroon, a brilliant Muslim student. There is a terrorist scare on their high school campus and immediately all Muslim students are suspect. Even Haroon is leery about one of his Muslim classmates. Kevin, the captain...

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