Forged by Fire


A book by Sharon Draper

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Fascinated by fire as a child, Gerald accidentally ignited his apartment and was sent to the home of his favorite aunt. Now he's back with his mom--where flames once again determine his future in the explosive sequel to "Tears of a Tiger."

Reviewed by Jasmine, age 11

Jasmine says, “Probably one of the best books I've read in years.”

This was probably one of the best books I've read in years. It was very suspenseful. I liked a lot the courage of one young boy to save his beautiful sister, Angel, from his beer addicted stepfather. Also along the way there are his nice friends to help him and his most trusted adult friend, Mr.Washington. Gerald went through lots of things to save his sister. Angel was in love with dancing. When she danced everything that was bad in her life went away. Gerald and Angel's mother was sometimes a help but other times she was up in her room glued to the TV. This was a FANTASTIC book that guides you to know that you are gifted with a lot (especially your family) because some people don't have a family like yours!