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Forged by Fire

(1997)
(The second book in the Hazelwood High series)
A novel by

 
 
Sharon Draper has indeed forged a fiery name for herself in the field of young adult literature--that of a courageous writer, willing to tackle tough, real-life problems while developing honorable, streetwise role models for troubled teens. Her previous novel, Tears of the Tiger, garnered much acclaim and became the first recipient of the Coretta Scott King Genesis Award. In this second novel, Draper weaves in characters from Tears--most significantly Gerald Nickleby, a young basketball player who discovers his innate strength and determination while protecting his stepsister's safety and his mother's honor.

Unfortunately, Draper's strengths (her desire to delve into tough social issues, such as child abuse, drug addiction, incest, bulimia, and domestic violence) become this book's weakness as the story line teeters on implausible. For example, in less than 20 pages Gerald faces the following: the death of a close friend (a passenger in a car that was driven by a drunk teammate); the discovery of his drunk, evil stepfather trying to sexually assault his younger stepsister; a brutal attack by his stepfather; and a raging apartment fire that threatens to kill them all. Nonetheless, Draper creates believable and important heroes for teenage boys--those who are forged from adversity, only to burn more brightly and courageous. (Ages 12 and older) --Gail Hudson

    

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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forged By Fire (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-606-32333-3 / 978-0-606-32333-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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November 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4395-2794-6 / 978-1-4395-2794-8 (USA edition)
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forged By Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-7862-7417-4 / 978-0-7862-7417-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-606-13397-6 / 978-0-606-13397-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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January 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-7807-7913-4 / 978-0-7807-7913-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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January 1998 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Forged By Fire (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-613-05000-2 / 978-0-613-05000-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
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January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-689-80699-X / 978-0-689-80699-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4424-8914-6 / 978-1-4424-8914-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy (Thorndike))
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-7862-8358-0 / 978-0-7862-8358-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 0-689-81851-3 / 978-0-689-81851-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2002 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4025-0892-1 / 978-1-4025-0892-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Forged by Fire
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
ISBN: 1-4025-5086-3 / 978-1-4025-5086-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy Book 2)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Forged by Fire (Hazelwood High Trilogy)
Author(s): Sharon M Draper
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK