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Forged by fire

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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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ISBN:
9781442489141
9780689818516
068980699
9781428167278
9781428178731
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.7, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
780L
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Grouped Work ID 94f0d559-4c9b-8d18-4569-2fb6c86ad774
Full title forged by fire
Author draper sharon m
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-20 22:58:42PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-20 23:47:31PM

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accelerated_reader_interest_level MG
accelerated_reader_point_value 5
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auth_author2 Penny, Thomas.
author Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills).
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display_description Teenage Gerald, who has spent years protecting his fragile half-sister from their abusive father, faces the prospect of one final confrontation before the problem can be solved.
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series Hazelwood High trilogy
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Child abuse -- Fiction, Children's audiobooks, Coretta Scott King Award -- 1998, Stepfamilies -- Fiction
title_display Forged by fire
title_full Forged by fire / Sharon M. Draper, Forged by fire [electronic resource] / Sharon M. Draper, Forged by fire [sound recording] / Sharon M. Draper
title_short Forged by fire
topic_facet African Americans, Brothers and sisters, Child abuse, Coretta Scott King Award, Stepfamilies