Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1)

Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1)

by Sharon M. Draper
Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1)

Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Trilogy #1)

by Sharon M. Draper


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Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger in a car accident, Andy, the driver, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments, and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442489134
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07/23/2013
Series: Hazelwood High Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 162
Sales rank: 37,176
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 700L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sharon M. Draper is a three-time New York Times bestselling author for Out of My Mind, Blended, and Out of My Heart. She’s also won Coretta Scott King Awards for Copper Sun and Forged by Fire and multiple honors. She’s also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. Sharon taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. She now lives in Florida. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

Read an Excerpt

1. Crash, Fire, Pain CRASH, FIRE, PAIN Newspaper Article NOVEMBER 8
Nov. 8 — Robert Washington, age 17, captain of the Hazelwood High School basketball team, was killed last night in a fiery automobile accident on 1-75. Witnesses say the car, driven by Andrew Jackson, 17, also of the Hazelwood team, had been noticeably weaving across the lanes of the expressway just before it hit a retaining wall and burst into flames.

Jackson, who police said had been drinking, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he is being treated for burns and bruises. He is listed in good condition. Two other Hazelwood students, B. J. Carson, 16, and Tyrone Mills, 17, who were also in the car, were treated and released.

The three students who escaped serious injury were able to jump from the four-door Chevy immediately after the accident, say witnesses. Washington, however, who was sitting in the front seat next to the driver, had his feet on the dashboard. The force of the crash sent his feet through the windshield, pinning him inside the automobile. The car’s gas tank then exploded. Although Jackson tried frantically to rescue Washington, he and his friends watched helplessly as Robert Washington burned to death.

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