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Tears Of A Tiger by Sharon M. Draper

Tears Of A Tiger

by Sharon M. Draper

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Not as great as Forged by Fire...but good. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
Not as great as Forged by Fire...but good. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
a little outdated with the watching movies on cable and fax machines and car phones and Whitney Houston, but timeless in it's treatment of very serious teen issues. Told from many perspectives, with many types of writing (poetry, news, diary, convos) great discussion starter and captivating enough for even a reluctant reader. Some of the slang may be hard to pick up. Mentions specific Cincinnati places like Fountain Square, Boone County, etc. ( )
  GR8inD8N | Apr 3, 2014 |
Very emotional and well written. Very interesting to read from different individual perspectives. Simple to follow. A great lesson for teens. This book had me crying because two of my friends died and this was during a very emotional time in my life. I would defiantly read this book to my students to make them feel like they are not alone if they go through a death in the family or someone that is very close to them. ( )
  gjchauvin504 | Nov 26, 2012 |
I have yet to finish this book but so far its great. If you like a book where someone is trying hard to fix themself, to become a better person. This is the book for you. In the movie the main character was drinkning and driving and he crashed his car and as a result his best friend was killed. He is trying to cope with it. ( )
  KeshauntaeBrown | Sep 29, 2011 |
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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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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.

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.

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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The death of high school basketball star Rob Washington in an automobile accident affects the lives of his close friend Andy, who was driving the car, and many others in the school.

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