Darkness Before Dawn

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 5, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 288 pages
Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy, she finds comfort in the attentions of the new track coach, twenty-three-year-old Jonathan Hathaway, the principal’s son. How can Keisha not be swept off her feet by a tall, dark, handsome “lemon drop wrapped in licorice” who treats her like a woman, not a girl?

But suddenly this intoxicating relationship takes a frightening turn, and Keisha is once again plunged into the darkness she’s fought so hard to escape. Will Keisha ever be able to find her way back into the light?
 

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DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN

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A trip to the mall becomes therapy in this high-school soap opera, third in the Hazelwood High series by Draper (Romiette and Julio, 1999; Forged by Fire, 1997). African-American narrator Keisha ... Read full review

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User Review  - britcher - LibraryThing

This book was good not as good as i thought it was going to be. I give it 4 stars because i feel the thing with mr.hathaways son could have gone a little bit deeper in to details, to me it all happend ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
14
Section 4
30
Section 5
42
Section 6
49
Section 7
62
Section 8
73
Section 14
128
Section 15
136
Section 16
148
Section 17
158
Section 18
170
Section 19
177
Section 20
187
Section 21
198

Section 9
83
Section 10
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Section 11
102
Section 12
111
Section 13
117
Section 22
205
Section 23
219
Section 24
229
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Sharon M. Draper is a New York Times bestselling author and recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. She has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire, and was most recently awarded the Charlotte Huck Award for Stella by Starlight. Her novel Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and was a New York Times bestseller for over three years. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com.