Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High #2)
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. 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, who...more
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Gerald is a kid with a troubled past and a troubled future. With all his struggles and losses he still survives. As a young boy his mother leaves him alone; he starts a fire and almost dies. His mother is immediately arrested for child abandonment and ...more
Gerald's story is like a bad soap opera: We frist meet Gerald, a battered and neglected child, when he is severely burned in a fire after being left home alone by his addict mother, Monique. He finds a safe and loving home with his Aunt Queen. When he is nine, his mother and her abusive new husband take him back into their home. The only bright spot for Gerald is Angel, his four-year-old half sister. Gerald finds out that Angel is being sexually abused by her ...more
I would have to say that this book is fantastic! It jus became my favorite story. The way the author created the situations are so much like real life and that's what made me like it so much. I thought it was going to be just like any other book, but guess what? I was wrong! It exceeded my expectations. It is about a boy named Gerald that is faced with child abuse and a drugged mom. He was very brave and this story had a very suspenseful ending. My favorite part was when I found out what ...more
shows how some people lives are bad and they get abused from family and
they need help. And its shows to the people that are getting abused
that there are people out there.
This book is about a young Child Named Gerald who is only three years old, and gets abused by his mother. Gerald always remember his mother being a pretty woman who did drugs and wore a lot of dresses. Gerald almost dies in a fire. His mother goes to jail and Gerald gets t ...more
The whole thing had begun with all four of the friends Gerald, T,J, Rob, and Andy at the basketball practice. They were are doing drills on the cort.
The main character of the story well is Gerald and his little sister Angel. I the story Gerald and the sister are being abused by there mom when they are little. When they get older thought the mom meets a man and he com ...more
I thought the book was really good because it just cought my attention alot and it was intertaining. it was sad and shooking , it was very easy to read and definetly a page turner !
forged by fire , begins witha little boy whos mom is on drugs and she then gets arrested for leaving her child home alone , then his aunt queen gets custedy of him for sum years until his mom gets out of jail . and he finds out he has a sister and a step dad he fir ...more
Book Review: this book is about a boy who's mother is a drug-addict and one day she leaves him at home by himself.
This is a really intriguing and interesting book.
Plot Summary: During the course of the day he puts the house on fire. later on in he book geralds aunt comes and takes custody of him, but then she dies. gerald has to go live back with his mother who is msrried and has another chil ...more
By:Sharon M. Draper
This Is a realistic fiction book about a boy named, Gerald. The story begins in a grocery store, three year old Gerald is riding in a shopping cart with his mother. As it goes on it begins to show how that Gerald’s mother is a drug abuser and often leaves Gerald home alone. His mother often goes to meet a man in the streets named Leroy. Gerald tells how when she comes back, she brings a bag of “ white stuff she puts in her nose”. Afterwards, she becomes enraged ...more
Forged by Fire takes place in 1990-Present Cincinnati. when he was little he was stuck in a fire that same night that his mom left him, and his aunt took him in to live with her. After several of years his mom comes back to take him home with and to start a new lif ...more
As a child, Gerald sets the house on fire when his drug addicted mother leaves him alone. He was taken out of her care and given to his Aunt Queen. He became attached to his aunt and adapted to his new life style until one day his mother decides she wants to come back into his life after getting help. He decides he will not leave his aunt to live with his mother a ...more
i choose the book because i was interested on how other kids life are different than mine and how they struggle and it makes me feel that i should be proud of what i have cause there is other people that wish they could have a good life or family.
i have read another book by Sharon draper and she a really good author her books catch my attentio ...more
The setting is the city present day. The protagonist is Gerald. Gerald is a toddler when we meet hem, and we stay with hem all the way throw high school until he is seventeen. Gerald is ...more
The book Forged by Fire by: Sharon M. Draper is about a young African American boy and his struggles growing up. Throughout the story we see the main character, Gerald, face many adverse conditions. From the death of his grandmother, the neglect from his mother, and the abuse from his mother's new boyfriend. Throughout this struggle, he invests himself into his sister and sports. But this does not get ride ...more
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