Book: Bifocal

Author: Deborah Ellis & Eric Walters

Rating: 4/5

Bifocal-Eric Walters

Have you ever been bullied before? Or been ignored? Well in the book bifocal there are two boys named Jay and Haroon. Haroon is a Muslim boy and is a serious student devoted to his family. Jay is white boy and is a rising football star devoted to his team. They both go to the same high school in South America. Jay and his friends would never say anything mean to Haroon him in front of his face but the say stuff about him behind his back. In the beginning of the book they didn't really care about him. One day in the high school the school goes on lock down. The police arrest a Muslim boy on suspicion of terrorist affiliations.








Social/Historical context:

The main message of this book is to stop bullying. The book is set in 2007 in a high school in South America. There are many different races of people in the high school and some of them get bullied.



Writing Style:

Deborah Ellis & Eric Walters made the book Bifocal very detailed. To me I found that I thought they were trying to make you relate to the book. When the characters were happy, I felt happy, when the characters were sad, I felt sad. This book was very well when it came to showing the characters emotion. The emotion I found had a big impact on me and it made me want to keep reading and go further and further into the book. But I hate reading. But the book Bifocal made me want to keep getting deeper into the book. That's why I think you should read the book.



My Thoughts:

I thought the book Bifocal was pretty good. The book was about a Muslim kid and white kid. The white kid named Jay plays football and is a rising star. The Muslim kid named Haroon is a very smart student that is devoted to his parents. I found it was more interesting than I would have liked it if the kid didn't play football. Because I like sports and some of the book is about him and the football team. But this book is mainly about bullying. The Muslim kid gets bullied by the football team. But Jay doesn't join in on it but doesn't end up standing up to the football team until the end. Then Haroon and Jay become friends. I think this book is good because it stands up to bullying. I think that's great. Because it shows people that everybody is the same inside and out. That's why I think you should read this book.


Book Reviewed By Jack Buell

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