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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
Forged by Fire really is a good book I like it because it keeps me wanting to read more.
Forged by Fire by Sharon M. Draper is a very good book it tells about Geral's Aunt who dies and his neglecting mother.
I had my high school reading class read the book and each of the students were mesmorized by how good the book was.
Hi – We wanted you to know a little about us, before you read this review – We are Maci and Zoe - twins in the tenth grade and are thrilled to share our love of books with you. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Maci and Zoe
I loved this book because it accurately represented depiction of everyday occurrences in the world today. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Mike
I chose 5 stars because this amazing book is so descriptive. Sharon m. Draper brings reality life alive with Forged by Fire. Best book EVER!!!!!Published 1 month ago by Kaila Dietel
The book was intense and had you on edge since the first chapter. Most authers cannot do that and that it why i thought this book was magnificent wonderful and a delight to have... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Margaret Mulligan
I chose this book for my summer reading. The book looked different from other and as I read it talks about his drug addict mother and then she went to prison and the Gerald had to... Read morePublished 2 months ago
This book drew me in right from the start, story line was good, but oh so sad. I could not imagine if my child or grandkids would have to endure what these children had to go... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Aunty Kim