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Tears of a Tiger Mass Market Paperback – Feb 1 1996

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Product Details

  • 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 212 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 9 Up?A hard-hitting story of the unraveling of a young black man who was the drunk driver in an accident that killed his best friend. Andy cannot bear his guilt or reach out for help, and chapter by chapter his disintegration builds to inevitable suicide. Counselors, coaches, friends, and family all fail him. The story is artfully told through English class assignments, including poetry; dialogues; police and newspaper reports; and letters. From time to time, the author veers off into overt lessons on racial issues, but aside from this flaw the characters' voices are strong, vivid, and ring true. This moving novel will leave a deep impression.?Kathy Fritts, Jesuit High School, Portland, OR
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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“Tears of a tiger” in my opinion is a very gripping book. It all starts with a high school teen named Robbie Washington. Robbie is the captain of his school’s basketball team and is very good. After a big game, Robbie sits down with his friends and talks then goes for a drive. He went with Tyrone, B.J and Andy all good friends of him. But the crash ends horrible with the car crashing and Robbie dead. Everyone takes it hard, mostly Andy. He blames himself for the accident because he was driving and he had brought the drinks for them. Ever since then, Andy has been real depressed and the only person who can help him is his girlfriend. His girlfriend Keisha is always by his side and always helping him. Then his parents send him to a therapy expert to talk with Andy and in a few weeks, he is getting back in shape! His grades are going up and he becoming himself again. Then came the talent show. Andy was the master of ceremonies and had a blast doing it! He was having fun and the crowd was too. Cheering and laughing until he went back stage for a break. Then all of a sudden Andy and Keisha break into an argument and they break up! She says that she is tired of his countless whining and crying and that she was fed up with it. A few days later at night, Andy was in bed holding a gun thinking about Robbie. Thinking how much fun they have had and what good friends and then Andy shoots himself with the gun and is dead too. It was Andy’s little brother Monty that had found him dead and told him mom. After those 2 deaths, nothing was ever the same again with anyone who knew Andy or Robbie and they will always be remembered.
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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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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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