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The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop.

With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . .

Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.

About the Author

Alter Dean Myers is the renowned author of Game; Street Love; Autobiography of My Dead Brother, a National Book Award Finalist; Shooter; Monster, the first winner of the Michael L. Printz Award; The Dream Bearer; Handbook for Boys: A Novel; Bad Boy: A Memoir; and the Newbery Honor Books Scorpions and Somewhere in the Darkness. Walter was selected by the American Library Association to deliver the prestigious 2009 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. He lives with his family in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061214783
Publisher:
Amistad
Subject:
Conduct of life
Author:
Myers, Walter Dean
Author:
by Walter Dean Myers
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20090210
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.14x5.42x.82 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Children's » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence

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