Today, I want you to find TWO pearl Passages. A pearl passage is a quote from the book that you think is really great, and descriptive. Your PEARL PASSAGE should be something that makes you think or respond (laugh, cry, wonder, get angry, get sad....)
Explain why you chose that passage.
Tear of a Tiger (Summary)
A hard-hitting story of the unraveling of a young black man who was the drunk driver in an accident that killed his best friend. Andy cannot bear his guilt or reach out for help, and chapter by chapter his disintegration builds to inevitable suicide. Counselors, coaches, friends, and family all fail him. The story is artfully told through English class assignments, including poetry; dialogues; police and newspaper reports; and letters. From time to time, the author veers off into overt lessons on racial issues, but aside from this flaw the characters' voices are strong, vivid, and ring true. This moving novel will leave a deep impression.