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Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper
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Jun 08, 11

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Read in June, 2011

Darkness Before Dawn is a book about the struggles of her life. The last 2 of her relationships have ended terribly, by both of her former boyfriends committing suicide. Darkness Before Dawn is a book that teaches you that even though things may be at their worst, they will always get better. We learn this, as the main character Keisha actually helps on of her ex-boyfriend's little brothers over come his fear of death. Although the main character is the center of the story, we also have the view point of the whole school since the 2 boys that killed themselves were everyone's friends. As if Keisha hadn't already gone through enough, now she has met a new boy. Everything about him seems perfect but for some reason, Keisha's parents are suspicious of him. He holds a secret that no one knows about. All of Keisha's friends were suspicious of him from the beginning. They thought he was smooth, almost too smooth. Girls fell for him easily, and soon Keisha found herself in his trap. This book is great for any one going through a tough time because just like Keisha, you are not alone. There are people who have been through the same as what you have been through and there will always be people there to help you get through it. In a way, this book reminds me of the "It Gets Better" project on YouTube, a series of encouraging videos for young people who are different.
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