Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dope Sick

Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers
Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.
"...I was real mad, and I made a decision that from that moment on I wasn't going to care about nothing in the world - I wasn't going to care about my mother, about school, about nothing, It was like I gave up on living right then and there..."

1 comment:

Publishers Weekly said...

...Myers uses street-style lingo to cover Lil J's sorry history of drug use, jail time, irresponsible fatherhood and his own childhood grief. A didn't-see-that-coming ending wraps up the story on a note of well-earned hope and will leave readers with plenty to think about.