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Darkness before dawn

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He's a "lemon drop wrapped in licorice": tall, dark, handsome, and as smooth as his silk shirts and leather jacket. He can discuss everything from art to world events, he's traveled the world, and he owns a Jeep, a condo, and a jazz CD collection. But best of all, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the new track coach and the principal's son, has his golden eyes set on Keisha Montgomery. In her senior year of high school, still recovering from the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Keisha's thrilled to have someone treat her like a woman rather than a girl. As Jonathan tells her, she's a butterfly ready to try her wings -- much too mature for high school boys, whose only deep thoughts are words from rap songs. Jonathan makes her feel alive again; he seems like the answer to all her dreams and the cure to all her nightmares. Gifts wrapped with silver ribbons begin to mysteriously appear on her doorstep, and Keisha is swept off her feet. But events take a terrifying turn, and suddenly darkness overwhelms her life.... As Keisha struggles to put her world back in perspective, she learns the power and the danger of silence, and discovers the secret gifts that had been waiting for her all along.
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Grouped Work ID 928f256e-be39-2f81-f31b-57a21dd37f89
Full title darkness before dawn
Author draper sharon m
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-23 09:51:16AM
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auth_author2 Johnson, Sisi Aisha.
author Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills).
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display_description Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.
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series Hazelwood High trilogy
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, High schools -- Fiction, Rape -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Young adult fiction
title_display Darkness before dawn
title_full Darkness before dawn / Sharon M. Draper, Darkness before dawn [sound recording] / by Sharon M. Draper
title_short Darkness before dawn
topic_facet African Americans, Audiobooks, High schools, Rape, Schools, Young adult fiction