Grades 9 - 12
Grade level Equivalent: 5.1
Lexile® Measure: 780L
Guided Reading: Z
- Realistic Fiction
- Young Adult
- African American
- Blended Families
About This Book
Will Gerald find the courage to stand up to his stepfather?
When his loving aunt dies, Gerald suddenly is thrust into a new home filled with anger and abuse. A brutal stepfather with a flaming temper and an evil secret makes Gerald miserable, and the only light in his grim life is Angel, his young stepsister.
Gerald and Angel grow close as he strives to protect her from Jordan, his abusive stepfather, and from their substance-addicted mother. But Gerald learns, painfully, that his post can't be extinguished, and that he must be strong enough to face Jordan in a final confrontation, once and for all...
An explosive sequel to Tears of a Tiger.
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults