In one horrifying night,
Andy's life changed forever...
Andy Jackson was driving the car that crashed one night after a game, killing Robert Washington, his best friend and the captain of the Hazelwood High Tigers. It was late, and they'd been drinking, and now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even his girlfriend, he finds he's losing the most precious thing of all -- his ability to face the future.
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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
February 01, 1996
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Excerpt from Tears of a Tiger by Sharon M. Draper
Oh No! It Just Can't Be!
NOVEMBER 7 11:00 P.M.
-Hello, may I speak to Keisha, please?
-Keisha, this is Rhonda. Sit down, girl. There's been an accident. Some lady who works at Good Sam with my mother called her a few minutes ago and told her that they had just brought in some kids from Hazelwood-basketball players, she thinks.
-Oh, Rhonda, I just called Andy to find out what was taking him so long. He was supposed to be here an hour ago. There's no answer at his house. I was gonna kill him! You don't think it was Andy, do you?
-I don't know, Keisha. I called Robert's house and all I got was that stupid recording. But then that's all you ever get when you call Rob.
-What about Gerald? He usually hangs with them after the game. I'll call him and then I'll call you right back, okay?
* * *
-Gerald, this is Keisha. Have you seen Andy?
-Naw, I went home right after the game, but Andy and Rob, and I think Tyrone and B.J. too, left together in Andy's car. Andy said he was comin' by your house after he took those clowns home. He ain't there yet?
-Uh-uh. Well, if he calls you, tell him to get in touch with me right away, okay? Hey, you haven't heard anything about an accident, have you?
-Why is it the first thing a girl thinks about if her boyfriend is late is that he been in an accident? I bet he's in the backseat of his car, kissin' all over some real sexy mama!!
-All you fellas are alike worthless. Call me if you hear anything, okay?