Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011
ISBN: 9781439132067
1439132062
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Sep 06, 2016

"The second book in the Hazelwood High Trilogy, Forged by Fire, is not as emotionally driven as the first book, but the way the story is told, allows for different emotions..." To continue this review, please copy and past the link below!

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blue_dog_6692 Aug 09, 2014

this is a great book u should read it

chrisgotstacks Jul 29, 2012

this boook is amazing

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mieesha
Dec 23, 2010

really good book and very intruging but man was it very sad and touching i was seriously in tears while reading her books

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blue_dog_6692 Aug 09, 2014

his mother abandoned him in the house he went into forster care then went back with his parents his sister was getting abuse so he tried to save her

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ghetto hood and rachet

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