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  • Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (Feb. 1 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689806981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689806988
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 100 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #220,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A high school basketball star struggles with guilt and depression following the drunk-driving accident that killed his best friend. Short chapters and alternating viewpoints provide "raw energy and intense emotion," said PW. Ages 12-up.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Grade 7 Up--In the second book of Sharon M. Draper's trilogy (Atheneum, 1994) about teens faced with grim and realistic situations in a contemporary urban high school, star basketball player Andy Jackson can't recover from the depression building in him after his drunk driving resulted in the death of his friend, Rob. About half a dozen actors share the reading of this emotionally taut narrative which unfolds in conversations, notes, reports, and other documents. Andy, his teammates, his girlfriend, his parents, and his little brother each present both their observations and their concerns as Andy moves from shock to depression and finally to suicide in the wake of his grief. The revelation of Andy's failed attempts to get help for himself is especially keen, and the relationships among these variously mature characters is insightfully genuine. While Draper's characters are distinct and well realized, the cast of readers alternate between assuming specific roles and reading full passages in a single voice without regard to its variety of characters, making it difficult for listeners to associate specific tones and rhythms with these characters. To further muddy listener perceptions, the audio publisher has released the three titles in the trilogy (Forged by Fire, Tears of a Tiger, and Darkness Before Dawn) in a different chronology and makes reference on the packaging that this title is the first. The trailer at the end of the recording suggests listeners might want to listen to Cry, the Beloved Country or Harriet Tubman next, odd alternatives in place of Darkness Before Dawn(Recorded Books, 2002) which begins where this novel ends. Strong reading and Draper's excellent storytelling, however, outweigh the inattention to detail, making this an audiobook important to all collections for teens.--Francisca Goldsmith, Berkeley Public Library, CA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sharon M. Draper's Tears of a Tiger is the story of an unraveling black teenager who goes through a lot of pain, stress, and trauma. Sharon M. Draper writes in such a way that her literature literally brings tears to your eyes. This book describes bonds between friendship and love in a spectacular way. Tears of a Tiger presents the readers with lessons about drunk-driving and love.
17-year-old Andy Jackson discovers a world of depression when he and three other friends live a fatal car-accident. Andy, Rob, Tyrone and B.J. are four friends who celebrate after success in a high-school basketball game. All except B.J. drink during their ride on the car, even the driver, Andy. The likely conclusion that would occur happened, Andy crashed the car. All survived but Rob.
After Rob's death, Andy starts to go into a world of his own where he faces a lot of problems. He feels that Rob's death was his fault because he caused the car to crash. Without Andy, Rob wouldn't have been dead. That's not Andy's only problem. Andy's been having a lot of problems with his girlfriend. Andy's girlfriend, Keisha doesn't seem to like the fact that Andy has been in his own world. Lately she has noticed that Andy ignores her and starts being more and more of a pain. After they break up something terrible happens. If you read the book you'll find out.
This book was written in such a way that it was hard to put down. The author's style made you want to keep on reading. Each chapter was very unique. There were chapters that were newspaper articles and also phone conversations. By reading this book, I thought the author was a very creative person.
Tears of a Tiger is one of those books that the reader can generate a lot of thought. This book is filled with connection to the real world.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Sharon M. Draper's Tears of a Tiger is the story of an unraveling black teenager who goes through a lot of pain, stress, and trauma. Sharon M. Draper writes in such a way that her literature literally brings tears to your eyes. This book describes bonds between friendship and love in a spectacular way. Tears of a Tiger presents the readers with lessons about drunk-driving and love.
17-year-old Andy Jackson discovers a world of depression when he and three other friends live a fatal car-accident. Andy, Rob, Tyrone and B.J. are four friends who celebrate after success in a high-school basketball game. All except B.J. drink during their ride on the car, even the driver, Andy. The likely conclusion that would occur happened, Andy crashed the car. All survived but Rob.
After Rob's death, Andy starts to go into a world of his own where he faces a lot of problems. He feels that Rob's death was his fault because he caused the car to crash. Without Andy, Rob wouldn't have been dead. That's not Andy's only problem. Andy's been having a lot of problems with his girlfriend. Andy's girlfriend, Keisha doesn't seem to like the fact that Andy has been in his own world. Lately she has noticed that Andy ignores her and starts being more and more of a pain. After they break up something terrible happens. If you read the book you'll find out.
This book was written in such a way that it was hard to put down. The author's style made you want to keep on reading. Each chapter was very unique. There were chapters that were newspaper articles and also phone conversations. By reading this book, I thought the author was a very creative person.
Tears of a Tiger is one of those books that the reader can generate a lot of thought. This book is filled with connection to the real world.
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My book tears of a tiger is talking about how some boys went for a basket ball game. After a new paper article was written saying how a 17-year-old boy called Robert Washington was killed in a ghastly car accident caused by his friend Jackson. His friend who was the driver of the car, which they were in, he was drinking beer when they were driving. Two of his friends were in the accident but were treated and released, Jackson tired to save his friend but while they watch their friend die helplessly. After that this friends, teammate, and staff made his memorial service that was held. Andy was doing in school he had bad grades. Andy goes to see the psychologist telling him about his problem he had in the ghastly car accident how Rob also died. his english Teacher was concern about Andy's notes, and how he was acting or his behavior. Monty the little brother of Andy who thought that whites are better than blacks. He saw his brother as a strong Tiger meanwhile Tigers sometimes cries. After this teachers started talking about Andy's behavior going out of hand and he had changed from good to bad.
My opinion about this book Tears of a Tiger is one of the best books I have ever read it is sorrowful and interesting to read. This book has a good starting a bad ending. Has anyone ever kill himself out of frustration? Read this book and you will understand what I am saying, buy this book then you will know what I am saying. Thanks and have a nice reading time bye.
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Tears of a Tiger is a very interesting book. This book is about some young boys who played in a basketball team. After a game they drove a car home (Andy's car). They were drinking beer when they were driving, then they had an accident where one of the boys died. The boy's name was Rob, who was one of the best friends of Andy. The other two boys in the back of the car escape from the car. Andy who was driving escaped after the accident, but Rob didn't, so he died in the car burned. After the accident Andy felt responsible of the dead of Rob. He got mad with everybody and sad, also with Keisha his girlfriend who just tried to help him. His family tried to help him too. His father wanted a good life for his son, his friends tried to help him. His little brother Monty saw Andy like a tiger, but at that time Monty saw the tiger cry. Nothing helped Andy, so he took the decision of. You can find the nest part in the book.
This book is good, because you can see how an accident changes your life and the life of all people around you. This book is for boys in the actuality. In the same problems that they have and the problems in their home. You have to read this book page by page to understand the main idea of the book. Read it is very good book
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