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Bifocal

Book - 2007
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When a Muslim boy is arrested at a high school on suspicion of terrorist affiliations, growing racial tensions divide the student population.
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, c2007
ISBN: 9781554550623
1554550629
Branch Call Number: YA PB Ellis 3558
Characteristics: 280 p
Additional Contributors: Walters, Eric 1957-

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elkhan
Jul 10, 2017

I have mixed feelings about this book! Read my full review at https://elsbookreviews.blogspot.ca/ ! 😃

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rebanne
Sep 13, 2014

I love anything by Deborah Ellis (she's DEFINITIVELY my favourite author), and this book is no exeption. I like how it's about an issue that I don't really hear about too much: Muslim kids and how racist people can be.

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gpnb_ael
Feb 19, 2011

my teacher read this book in class.

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Wafflesforever17
Jul 18, 2010

The ending was ok, but I wish that it had gone on for a bit longer...

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Omer_Younus
May 13, 2010

This book is probably my second favorite by Eric Walters and first favorite from Deborah Ellis, but I haven't read many of her books. It helped me think different of people around me and respect them more. I like it when books do that.

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zorg
Jul 01, 2009

Possibly my all- time favourite book. The two stories weave together so beautifully and the endign is SOOOO brilliant. A must- read.
I`d have to say that jay`s sections are easier and more fun to read, but haroons are better written and much more interesting as well as very thought- provoking. I couldn`t put this book down, and finished it in just a few days it was so good.

anoudconda Apr 07, 2009

Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters, both Canadian authors, wrote this book about race relations in a fictional Ontario highschool. Interesting, but not my favourite choice from either of these authors.

samdog123 Apr 05, 2009

Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters, both Canadian authors, wrote this book about race relations in a fictional Ontario highschool. Interesting, but not my favourite choice from either of these authors.

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jrd_5
Sep 22, 2008

Amazing!! They fit both lives together so perfectly. And it was Real Life!!! AMAZING!!!

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rebanne
Sep 13, 2014

rebanne thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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RNSRL thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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zorg
Jul 01, 2009

Everything is going well at school for Haroon, until a bomb threat is called in and, after one of his friends is arrested for the alleged crime of trying to blow up the school, his whole world is turned upside- down. Suddenly, he is the enemy. Him and his people. Muslims are begining to be feared by the world around him. FEAR OF TERROR.
Jay`s school is let out early one day on the account of a bomb threat that had been called in. In the following days, Jay is tought by the people around him to hate and to fear the muslims. He cannot decide what part of him he should follow, the part that is telling him to just go with the flow, keep his friends and take the easy path, or the part that is telling him to stand up for what he knows is right, no matter what it will cost him. TERROR OF FEAR.
``There are two sides to every story. You just have to listen.``

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rebanne
Sep 13, 2014

Other: deals with racism and suicide bombing.

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