Forged by Fire is a realistic fiction novel written by Sharon M. Draper in It's the second book in the Hazelwood High Trilogy. It received the Coretta Scott. Forged by Fire book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is da. The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper's award- winning Hazelwood High trilogy. When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by .

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Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper - The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper's award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy. Mama had once caught Gerald playing with the lighter, and she made the fire come out and she held his hand right over the flame. It wasn't his friendly fire. Visit Scholastic, the world's largest children's book publisher. Whether you need a classic kids book or classroom-proven teaching materials, discover it at.

Jordan's abusive behavior towards Angel is a constant source of distress for Gerald. Even with these problems at home, Gerald has become an accomplished basketball player on the high school team.

He is able to seek the counsel of the father of one of his teammates. The strength he gains from his friends and the advice from a caring adult help Gerald navigate his way through the difficulties he faces at home. This book takes us into the life of an at-risk young man trying to do the right thing. Many of the adults he knows are negligent and abusive, but Gerald is determined to protect his little sister and himself.

He frequently encounters roadblocks that attempt to throw him off the track. A number of the teens have to deal with some very extreme home-life situations, as in Gerald's case. But there are also teens in these stories who come from functional homes. There is a balance, and there is the notion that the teens who are struggling have a safe harbor. Gerald plays basketball on his high school team and makes several good friends. Monique continues to struggle with keeping a job, downloading groceries and paying rent.

Forged by Fire

They move four times in five years as a result. She remains drug-free but takes up drinking whiskey. Washington continues to check in on the kids every few months to see how things are going. Jordan returns home when his prison time is over, despite the kids' objections.

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He is on his best behavior, but Gerald is still nervous and watchful. Angel's anxiety has returned, and she frequently throws up because of it. One night, before Jordan is home, Monique goes out to get him some cigarettes. A taxi hits her, putting her in the hospital in serious condition.

Jordan doesn't visit. Monique comes home a few days later, very distant and disconnected. She watches TV most of the time. When her prescription pain medicine is gone, Jordan gets her street drugs, which she washes down with beer.

The children secretly begin to flush her pills down the toilet until her condition improves some. Jordan comes home angry one night and begins hitting Monique and Gerald.

For the first time, Monique admits Jordan's abuse to the children. This gives them hope that she eventually will kick Jordan out of their home.

Gerald is heartbroken when he learns several of his friends are in a crash because of their drinking and driving. His friend Rob is the only passenger who dies. Gerald and Angel go to the Washingtons' home to grieve with the people who walked with them through so many difficult situations. Later, Angel finds herself alone in the apartment with Jordan. After so many years, he makes another attempt to molest her.

The food she was cooking boils over on the stove, starting a fire. Gerald sees the smoke and rushes in to save his sister, fighting Jordan in the process. Jordan dies in the fire. Monique finally sheds tears, realizing all that her children have gone through at Jordan's hands. Together, the three ride to the hospital in an ambulance.

The kids are injured but hopeful about the future. 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, and 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, who is abusing her.

Somehow Gerald manages to finds success as a member of the Hazelwood Tigers basketball team, and Angel develops her talents as a dancer, despite the trouble that still haunts them.

And Gerald learns, painfully, that young friends can die and old enemies must be faced.Details if other: Gerald wakes up in a hospital where he starts asking the nurse for his mama. When he told the police he was arrested and sentenced to 7 years!

Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper

Unfortunately, Gerald finds out that Jordan has been raping Angel. Some days he yelled back at her. She was the real mother of Gerald. He starts playing with the lighter along with his other toys. Gerald is a kid with a troubled past and a troubled future. She loves to sing, dance, and loves her older brother, who she sees as her protector.

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