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The Beast
The Beast
Author: Walter Dean Myers
ISBN-13: 9780439368421
ISBN-10: 0439368421
Publication Date: 5/1/2005
Pages: 176
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Seventeen-year-old Anthony "Spoon" Witherspoon is returning to Harlem after four months at an exclusive prep school. He never wanted to leave the city in the first place - especially not to attend the hallowed halls of a mostly white, very preppy New England school.
But now that Spoon is back home, he realizes how much he's come to rely on his prep-school friends and routine. And the thing he looked forward to most - seeing his girlfriend, Gabi - is the most shocking. Last time he visited, she was a vibrant, bright young poet; now, she's a thin, wasted drug addict.
Gabi has fallen to the Beast. It eats away at her dreams, her hopes, her future. She has lost her way in a fragile, desperate world. Spoon doesn't know if he can help her find it again - but he has to try...