The Beast

The Beast

Book - 2003
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A visit to his Harlem neighborhood and the discovery that the girl he loves is using drugs give sixteen-year-old Anthony Witherspoon a new perspective both on his home and on his life at a Connecticut prep school.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780439368414
Characteristics: 170 p. ; 22 cm.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS 4.7 5.0 76347.
Reading Counts RC 5.7 10.0 33882.


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“Forever in your arms
Is where I want to be
Holding you close
Within the space
That once held only me...
Forever in your warmth
The place for me and you
I feel the sun
Our life's just begun
I know you feel it too”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“I know I'm tired of thinking about what I should have done yesterday. I know I'm just tired. If I knew what to do with my life, how to fix it up, I would have done it a long time ago. You can't dig that? You think I want to live like I'm somebody's throwaway?”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“I think that if we can't go back, then we should try even harder to go forward. And I do want to go forward, to a place where loving someone because they have a gentle smile and a friendly hello is as easy as it once was.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“My life is not packaged,
Not tidy. There are leftover strands and jagged
Edges that cut even my friends.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“Each time I think there is no place lower to go, I find that there is at least one place that will mess you up worse than you were.”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

Wherever your heart rests
There I will live and be blessed
I've tried to line up the things I
Needed to say but now my feelings just
Tumble from me. I am half foolish,
Half drunk with wanting you
With wanting to take your hand
And leap into the darkness of whatever
Life will bring. Love makes me
Brave and without love I'm made

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“Sometimes when things get hard, we tend to set our sights on what's hard, that difficult thing that keeps us upset, and we turn our back on our strengths. ”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“It's a hard life sometimes and the biggest temptation is to let how hard it is be an excuse to weaken”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“That's what's wrong with women. They want you to wait for them until they get ready and then they don't even tell you how they feel. ”

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

“Cutting people out of your life is easy, keeping them in is hard.”


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

this book wuz rlly good 2 read....rlly good i loved it than any other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 13, 2012

17-year-old Anthony "Spoon" Witherspoon is returning to Harlem after 7 months at an exclusive prep school. He never wanted to leave the city in the first place - especially not to walk the hallowed halls of a mostly white 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 one thing he's looking forward to most - seeing his girlfriend, Gabi - brings him the greatest shock. When he left, Gabi was a vibrant, bright young poet; now, she's a thin, wasted drug addict. Can Spoon help her find her way again?


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