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Dope Sick | [Walter Dean Myers]

Dope Sick

At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house.
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Walter Dean Myers has received two Newbery Honors and was the first ever recipient of the Michael L. Printz Award.

At a young age, Lil J. Skin started stealing pain pills from his mom whenever he started to feel stressed - but now he's graduated to the big leagues. After Lil J. partners with a pusher named Rico on a sweet deal, events take a shocking turn when the buyer - an undercover police officer - is shot and Lil J. winds up wounded and hiding in a crack house.

©2009 Walter Dean Myers; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A didn't-see-that-coming ending wraps up the story on a note of well-earned hope and will leave readers with plenty to think about." (Publishers Weekly)
"Myers' narrative strategy is so inherently dramatic that it captures his readers' attentions and imaginations, inviting not only empathy but also thoughtful discussion." (Booklist)

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    Kate Carlin Chelsea, MA United States 04-11-14
    Kate Carlin Chelsea, MA United States 04-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Starter Starter Book for struggling readers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has limited appeal. Although a good book for high/low readers it's fantasy content masked in reality can be hard for inexperienced youth. The audio book is a great interpretation of the book. The audio book helps students understand how slang can be written to give a clear idea of how the character talk.


    Would you recommend Dope Sick to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it to other teachers how work with a demographic that can relate to the content. It is a good book that has content that will get students reading to start or end the year.


    Have you listened to any of J. D. Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This performance by J.D. Jackson does justice to the content, slang and pace of the book.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Rewind - just one more time.


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    Jamie San Angelo, TX, USA 05-26-09
    Jamie San Angelo, TX, USA 05-26-09
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    "Good book"

    This is a very intresting book, it has a very good story line,it's a little confusing at times but nothing to bad. There is obviously drug content in this book and there's alot of it and frequent profanity the F word is used twice, but the book also has good ( in my opinion ) things behind it such as what can happen when you use drugs and it made me see how i'm lucky to not have to deal with this stuff. This book i think would not be good for younger kids but it depends on how mature youre kid is.

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