Friend or Foe
Friend or FoeMarie Oskarsson, illustrated by Helena Bergendahl
It’s raining and Jack can’t find his rain clothes to play rain hockey with his friend Edvin. Ali teaches Jack to play chess instead. It’s more fun than Jack expected. In fact it’s so much fun that he wants to play it again and again. This doesn’t go down well with Edvin. Why can’t they just play football like they always do? But instead of persuading Jack, Edvin goes after Ali and turns really mean when he doesn’t get his way…
This is the seventh book in the popular series about life at a youth centre. In Friend or Foe, Marie Oskarsson and Helena Bergendahl approach the difficult subject of bullying in a way that sheds light on interesting dilemmas and gives the reader a chance to empathise with both the bully’s and the victim’s points of view.