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Dope Sick – Walter Dean Myers

Posted by Laura on May 26, 2009

I am not sure what to think about Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers.

Lil J. painfully makes his way into a run down building (crack house) in Harlem after being shot in the arm by police.  He can’t figure out how to get out of the building without being caught.  He hears voices and finds his way to an apartment where a young man is watching TV with a spectacular remote.

With this remote, not only can you see what is on broadcast television, but you can also see what is going on outside of the apartment building.  You can see what will happen in the future, and what has happened in the past.

Will Lil J. find a way out of his predicament?  He wasn’t the one who shot the cop when the drug deal went bad.  Where did his life go wrong?  If he could change one thing, would that make his life better?

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