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When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes his life miserable. The one bright light in Gerald's life is his little half sister, Angel, whom he struggles to protect from her father, Jordan Sparks, who abuses her, and from their mother, whose irresponsible behavior forces Gerald to work hard to keep the family together. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As a teenager, Gerald finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, while Angel develops her talents as a dancer. Trouble still haunts them, however, and Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Sharon M. Draper has interwoven characters and events from her previous novel, Tears of a Tiger, in this unflinchingly realistic portrayal of poverty and child abuse. It is an inspiring story of a young man who rises above the tragic circumstances of his life by drawing on the love and strength of family and friends.

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With perceptiveness and compassion, Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.

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In one horrifying night,

Andy's life changed forever...

Andy Jackson was driving the car that crashed one night after a game, killing Robert Washington, his best friend and the captain of the Hazelwood High Tigers. It was late, and they'd been drinking, and now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even his girlfriend, he finds he's losing the most precious thing of all — his ability to face the future.

About the Author

Sharon M. Draperandlt;bandgt; andlt;/bandgt;is a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both andlt;iandgt;Copper Sunandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Forged by Fireandlt;/iandgt;. Her andlt;iandgt;Out of My Mind andlt;/iandgt;has won multiple awards and has been a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller for more than a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

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cristinvaldez, January 10, 2008 (view all comments by cristinvaldez)
well my name is cristin valdez and i read this book in 8th grade i really liked it.and now is when i remember about this in 11 grade.
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Jpooh132007, November 29, 2007 (view all comments by Jpooh132007)
The book was a really good book. I would recommend this book to anyone. The book has an encouragement side to it throughout the book. Even though there were some sad parts, it was so interesting that I kept reading. The part of the book that touched me was "The Tears of a Tiger" part where the little brother, Monty went and talked to Andy at the grave. That touched me because it was sad to see that Monty would not have an older brother to look after him anymore throughout his life. The sad part was when Andy took his life away. It saddened me that Andy took his life away and that he did not want to face the cares of life. Overall the book is an awesome book. I recommend it for all teenagers to read it.
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Bree, November 10, 2007 (view all comments by Bree)
I work with struggling readers at the High School level. My students could not put this book down. For some students it was the first book they ever read. They were so excited that Draper also had written books similar to it. Our classroom library is now filled with her stuff. So many of todays youth have problems like the issues that Draper discusses, but they don't know how to deal with it and feel so alone. Tears of a Tiger allowed students to know that they are not alone and that other kids their age also have tragedies in their lives. I fully recommend this book to the reluctant reader. If this book doesn't get the "at risk" kid reading, then I don't know what will.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689806988
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Author:
Draper, Sharon Mills
Author:
Draper, Sharon M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Death & Dying
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Social Situations - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Social Situations - Suicide
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
Social Issues - Death & Dying
Subject:
Social Issues - Suicide
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Death and Dying
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Hazelwood High Trilogy
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
February 1996
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7 x 4.19 in 3.57 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , With perceptiveness and compassion, Draper portrays an African-American teenager who feels driven to consider suicide in the wake of a devastating tragedy.
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In one horrifying night,

Andy's life changed forever...

Andy Jackson was driving the car that crashed one night after a game, killing Robert Washington, his best friend and the captain of the Hazelwood High Tigers. It was late, and they'd been drinking, and now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even his girlfriend, he finds he's losing the most precious thing of all — his ability to face the future.

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