Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger

4.17 (14,124 ratings by Goodreads)
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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 13mm | 154g
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • f-c cvr [fx: foil-emboss medal]; digital
  • 1442489138
  • 9781442489134
  • 691,090

Review quote

"As compelling a novel as any published in the last two decades. Buy it, read it, share it." * VOYA * "Short chapters and alternating viewpoints provide raw energy and intense emotion." * Publisher's Weekly * "The characters' voices are strong, vivid, and ring true. This moving novel will leave a lasting impression." * SLJ *
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About Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is a three-time New York Times bestselling author and a 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, and was awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years, and Blended has also been a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Florida, 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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Rating details

14,124 ratings
4.17 out of 5 stars
5 49% (6,934)
4 28% (3,951)
3 16% (2,237)
2 5% (698)
1 2% (304)
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