Hazelwood High Trilogy

Guilt, fear, and dangerous love falls heavy on the shoulders of students at Hazelwood High. High school isn't blissful, and bestselling author Sharon Draper does not shy away from the hardships of teenage life. In a real world of pain, these strong characters face the worst in life, and come out fighting. This award-winning series (Forged by Fire won the Coretta Scott King Award and the ALA Best Book for Young Adults), is powerful and raw, showing the true vigor in us all.

Latest book from Hazelwood High Trilogy

Forged by Fire

Book #2

The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy, now in trade paperback with a new cover.

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. In the end he must stand up to his stepfather alone in a blazing confrontation.

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Sharon M. Draper
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Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for more than a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.

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