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Darkness Before Dawn (Hazelwood High #3)

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He's a "lemon drop wrapped in licorice": tall, dark, handsome, and as smooth as his silk shirts and leather jacket. He can discuss everything from art to world events, he's traveled the world, and he owns a Jeep, a condo, and a jazz CD collection. But best of all, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the new track coach and the principal's son, has his golden eyes set ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published February 1st 2001)
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Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: junior-year
A girl named Keisha is on the track team, and her new coach is a young twenty three year old man named John Hathaway who is the principal's son. This was after the death of Keisha's ex-boyfriend. Keisha is attracted to John because of how he makes her feel, he makes her feel like an adult and not a little girl. So they're relationship started getting more intense and Keisha thinks he's the perfect boy for her until something happened one night. John invites her to hr house to have "dinner", and ...more
Debi Kolbi
This book is one of the book that takes place in hazelwood high #3. The antagonist of this book keisha. she used to be andy's girl friend on hazelwood #1. she was so angry after his death.
Shelby H
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is about a girl named keisha and how is is doing after her ex boyfriend andy's and andy's best friends death, keisha senior year and everthing is going good for her she has a lot of friends, she is looking at college and she is talking to a guy named jonathan hathaway but not ever thang is right with him.
i like how it pull's you in and won't let you go
if you like books on love, family and friend then you will like this book
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another heavy issue...I'm surprised the Dad kept his composure the way he did.

Keisha pissed me off, but I got the allure, I'm happy that she had a different outcome, but I wish she would of truly did something about it...
Jesseca Evans
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
After reading all three of the books, I felt like I'd known the characters forever and it's heartbreaking that there's no more. I am so sad that the story is over...
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darkness before Dawn
Sharon M. Draper
276 Pages 1230 Avenue of Americas New York, NY 10020
Simon and Schuster Children Publishing Division $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-689-85134-6

Imagine your boyfriend and you are fighting over the fact that he still is stilling mourning over his dead best friend. You understand his pain, but you are tired of him not giving you the attention you desire. You storm out crying--breaking up with him. Then everything else is a blur.

Keisha Montgomery, a senior, thought that everyt

this book really went even more deeper into teen's feelings on death , well in this case two deaths in 1 year , this book connects to the book "tears of a tiger " if you had read my other review on that book you would have seen the grief these kids had to go through , but in this book andy had took his own life , and his ex-girlfriend which they had broken up a few days before , really had to feel more pain then andy did when his friend robert had died , she didn't know what to think robert was ...more
Karissa Kennedy
Mar 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a really great teenage book. It follows after the book Tears of a Tiger, but the main character is now Keisha Montgomery. This book follows her life and her new situations. In Tears of a Tiger, her boyfriend Andy kills himself after drunk driving and killing his bestfriend. In this book is shows Keisha trying to recover from Andy's death, which is hard for her even with support from family and friends. While taking her mind off of things she joins the track team where the coach and ...more
Sep 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elida Almaraz
Title:Darkness before dawn
Author:Sharon M. Draper

Darkness Before Dawn by Sharon M. Draper is a about a girl named Keisha who's sad after the loss of her boyfriend Andy. Keisha can't get over the fact that Andy commited suicide. It is her senior year and she's hoping for a better start. However it isn't unitl she meets the principal's 23 yeasr old son when things start changing.
I liked this book I feel like I can make a text to world connection because there has been cases in which
Jan 07, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was about a girl named kisha. She was dating Andy who killed himself because he was super depressed. She had to live on and remember those thoughs which made her sad and she never wanted to date anyone again. But later on she met a guy name Jonathan Hathaway he was the perfect man had everything she ever wanted. Come to find out he was a rapist who tried to lure young girls in to his apartment which he did to Kisha. She cut his face and got away with luck but that just made it worse fo ...more
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Sharon M. Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Hazelwood High (3 books)
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