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Darkness Before Dawn
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About The Book
Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.
In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy, she finds comfort in the attentions of the new track coach, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the principal’s son. How can Keisha not be swept off her feet by a tall, dark, handsome “lemon drop wrapped in licorice” who treats her like a woman, not a girl?
But suddenly this intoxicating relationship takes a frightening turn, and Keisha is once again plunged into the darkness she’s fought so hard to escape. Will Keisha ever be able to find her way back into the light?
- Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 5, 2011)
- Length: 288 pages
- ISBN13: 9781439115121
- Grades: 7 and up
- Ages: 12 - 99
- Lexile ® 670L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®
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Awards and Honors
- ILA/CBC Children's Choices
- ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
- Buckeye Teen Book Award (OH)
- ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award
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