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The Beast

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SKU AAYA978-0439368414

Walter Dean Myers (A)

List Price: $16.95  (Hardcover - Fiction / Racial and Social Divides / Relationships / Drug Addiction - 2003)

Anthony Spoon Witherspoon, 17, leaves Harlem, and his girl, Gabi, to spend his senior year at Wallingford Academy in Connecticut, with the hope that he will get into an Ivy League college. While he adjusts to prep-school life and navigates the racial and social divides of the haves and the want-to-haves, Gabi's life comes undone. Her mother is dying, her younger brother may be running with a gang, and her blind grandfather has come to stay. When Spoon comes home for Christmas, Gabi is different. She's thinner, certainly, and so is her spirit. Spoon discovers a needle in her room and the beast, heroin, is uncovered. Gabi-a clear-eyed, sassy Dominicana who writes poetry and dreams of attending Columbia-explains that she has lost the road that once ran through her life to her future. (176 pgs) Young Adult

Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces