Dope sick /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Amistad, 2010.Edition: 1st pbk. ed.Description: 186, 14 pages ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780061214790; 0061214795.Subject(s): Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Drug abuse -- Juvenile fiction | African Americans -- Juvenile fiction | Paranormal fiction | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Fiction | Drug abuse -- Fiction | African Americans -- Fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Paranormal fictionSummary: Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
<p>A powerful novel of drugs, violence--and second chances. Dope Sick, from two-time Newbery Honor winner and five-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Walter Dean Myers, belongs on reading lists beside Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds and Dear Martin by Nic Stone.</p> <p>A drug deal goes south and a cop has been shot. Lil J's on the run. And he's starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned building, it actually might be possible. . . .<br> <br></p> <p>Elements of magical realism intensify this harrowing story about drug use, violence, perceptions of reality, and second chances.</p> <p>This ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers earned multiple starred reviews and was described as "vivid," "nuanced," and "intriguing." Booklist said: "Myers' narrative strategy is so inherently dramatic that it captures his readers' attentions and imaginations, inviting not only empathy but also thoughtful discussion."<br> <br></p> <p>Walter Dean Myers was a New York Times bestselling author, Printz Award winner, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, two-time Newbery Honor recipient, and the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Maria Russo, writing in the New York Times, called Myers "one of the greats and a champion of diversity in children's books well before the cause got mainstream attention."</p>
Originally published in hardcover: New York : HarperTeen/Amistad, 2009.
Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.