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Essay title: Tears of a Tiger

The Plot....The tone of the book was very depressing. The time era of

the book was the 1980's-1999. This book is an adult and child book. It deals

with coping with the loss of a loved one and a good friend, battle with a

psychiatrist . The age group of kids in story was teenagers. It deals with

alcohol, mental illness, internal struggle and realization. The main character

was a male his status was a student. His sense of humor was mostly serious wit

occaisional .He had average intelligence and he was very athletic. The main

adversary was a male teen student he is present throughout most of the book.

This charater is sensitive to other peoples feelings. The setting is the United

States/ Southeast . The style of the book was a lot of playon words, a lot of

flashback and fowards and it was written like journals, diaries, or letters might

be written. Robbie, Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. go out drinking after a basketball

game. Andy is driving and careens into a wall. All but Robbie escape because

his feet are lodged in the windshield. The car bursts into flames and Robbie is

burned to death. Andy is trying to deal with the death of his best friend. He

feels he has caused his friend to die. Everyone affected by the accident deals

with it in a different way. The whole book focuses on how Andy deals with the


Tears Of a Tiger was about Robbie, Andy, Tyrone, and B.J.

had just won an important basketball game. They decided to get together and

go celebrate their victory. They had started drinking, all except for B.J. who

had never drunk in his life. They heard honking, but just laughed because of

the alcohol. All of a sudden, a wall is in front of them and before they know it,

they hit it. Three of the guys get out, but Robert Washington, Andy's best


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