Dope Sick

Dope Sick A drug deal goes south and a cop has been shot Lil J s on the run And he s starting to get dope sick He d do anything to change the last twenty four hours and when he stumbles into an abandoned build

  • Title: Dope Sick
  • Author: Walter Dean Myers
  • ISBN: 9780061214790
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • A drug deal goes south and a cop has been shot Lil J s on the run And he s starting to get dope sick He d do anything to change the last twenty four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned building, it actually might be possible Elements of magical realism intensify this harrowing story about drug use, violence, perceptions of reality, and second chances.

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    1. Short, quick read. Heartbreaking, yet realistic, story with a less realistic, but impactful, twist. Creativity done.

    2. "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?" —Lil J, Dope Sick, P. 46 If I said that Dope Sick is primarily a conversation (albeit an intense one) between two guys from the inner city holed up in a tiny abandoned apartment, one of the guys having been shot in the arm by an underco [...]

    3. What would you do if you were in the shoes of a young man living in the city surrounded by violence, addiction, drugs, and gangs trying to provide for your family?The book "Dope Sick" by the New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers is about a main character named Lil J trying to provide for him and his mother, and finds himself in some deep trouble with the law for drug dealing, but ends up having a miracle. It all starts when a drug deal goes wrong that one of Lil J's friend named Ri [...]

    4. If you could watch your life on television, and intervene whenever you wanted to, what would you change? In the novel, "Dope Sick" by Walter Dean Myers, A boy named Roger is in trouble with the law and does not know what to do. Myers depicts Roger and his events leading up to his crime using foreshadowing, the present as he is thinking about his next move, and his future and consequences resulting in his actions. Myers tells another tale about the troubled young man from New York City.Myers bril [...]

    5. Imagine yourself growing up in the "Ghetto", with no motivation at home, and with an alcoholic mother hooked on pain killers. No you can visualize what Lil' J (Jeremy, 17) goes through everyday in the streets of Harlem in Walter Dean Meyers' book. Lil' J losses all control of his life and decisions, thus dropping out of school and doing drugs from time to time. He becomes friends with a gang member named Rico. Rico gets Lil' J into "dope dealing" (selling drugs). Trying to make a living, Lil' J [...]

    6. Well i chose to read this book because it looked intersting after reading the back of the book i though i might like it and i really did its about a guy named Lil J who is being chased by the cops for a crime that he did not commit which was shooting a cop, they were selling drugs when this happened the cop was undercover and got shot but it wasn't him it was Rico his friend who shot him but he got caught and he told the police that it was Lil J who actually shot him. The Genre of the book is Re [...]

    7. my review on the book "dope sick" a book summaryThis book is basically about a nineteen year old boy known as "lil. j" and he tells us how he got into the trouble he is in. His friend Ricohas shot a police and lil. j had something to do on why he shot the police, though both were holding guns and drugs, only Rico was the real villian. lil. j is still in big trouble though so lil. j decideds to stay away from the police. One day, lil. j stays locked inside in a small apartment because the police [...]

    8. Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadTooLil J is running away from his problems. His alcoholic mother can't seem to get straight, he can't find a decent job, and now the cops are breathing down his neck. A drug deal has gone sour, and Lil J finds himself holed up in an abandoned crack house, wounded and afraid. He meets Kelly, a young man who asks a lot of questions and wields a television remote control. The entire situation doesn't make sense to Lil J, and things really start getting crazy when Ke [...]

    9. James Welch English 89/14/14Over the summer I read one of the many books I read was Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers. Dope Sick is an action packed story told by the main character Lil J a late teen from a troubled area in NYC. For Lil J’s whole life he has been caught in a bad crowd. He has never been a bad person thats just who he has gravitated to. One day it catches up with him, his drug deal goes south and policeman gets shot. He quickly needs to find a place to hide and he locates an aband [...]

    10. The thing that I liked about the book, was the fact that it captured my attention. The way he writes, it's like if your their. Walter gives you that good visual description on what is going on. This was a good book because i could relate to the story, Some of these things do happen in real life and its just a good book. One good quote that Lil J said was " to give it, you got to live it". I don't know why I liked this but it made me think, how can you give someone something when you haven't live [...]

    11. A swift, pleasant read; Dope Sick is the story of how one boy in the gets a second chance to take a close up look at his life and find a way out the “hood”. After a drug deal gone wrong, Lil J is on the run and ends up hiding out in an abandoned building with a male squatter known only as Kelly. Kelly may not have much, but he does have one thing, a magical television which has the capability to help Lil J run back through his memories and his life so that he can really make out just where h [...]

    12. Walter Dean Myers is in a class of his own and this book is an interesting variation on his explorations of what it means to be young, black, and poor in America today. It will appeal more to readers who are interested in discussion than action since the entire book (except for remembered flashbacks) is a conversation between a young man who's been shot and is being hunted by the police and another young man who is more than mysterious and possibly not real. The topic of this conversation is whi [...]

    13. Dope SickBy: Walter Dean MyersDope Sick is about a young adult in New York who is trying to make a living for his family. While he is going from job interview to job interview he gets swept up in the drug game. Even though he doesn't do drugs, he often still finds himself in trouble. Eventually he has a run in with the police. I think this book was very good because it actually talked about specific moments in his life and why he was doing what he was doing. I would recommend this book to people [...]

    14. The book was great .I really enjoyed reading about Jeremy Dance and his interesting and confusing life .I find it tragic how he went through so much with his mother kinda being there but dealing with her own issues as well.He is stuck and does not know his next move as far as his life and what he is going to do with it.Part of him not having his life together makes him feel like he has no other option but drugs to turn to.

    15. I was very lost with this book because one minute they were talking about a man running from the cops then next minute he was in some man name kelly house looking at a tv with him on it showing how he can take steps back in his life to make things right.

    16. this book was amazing i think this is one of the books that i like the most the story was interesting. this book relates to the peaple that live in harsh places and whered thres violenceis book take you to the streets ofr new york and how people struggle in the geheeto

    17. I read this book for school with one of my credit recovery students for novel study. I was pleasantly surprised that we're both enjoying it even though our reader profiles are so different. Good book!

    18. A story of an inner city youth who's taken the wrong path. As usual, Myer adds a nice twist to make this one somewhat magical and exceedingly dramatic.

    19. 28 February 2009 DOPE SICK by Walter Dean Myers, Harper Teen, February 2009, 186p ISBN: 978-0-06-151477-6; Libr. ISBN: 978-0-06-121478-3"'But why do spirits walk the earth, and why do they come to me?'"'It is required of every man,' the Ghost returned, 'that the spirit within him should walk abroad among his fellowmen, and travel far and wide; and if that spirit goes not forth in life, it is condemned to do so after death. It is doomed to wander through the world -- oh, woe is me! -- and witness [...]

    20. The book “DopeSick” wrote by Walter Dean Myers is a fiction book based on a teenager named Roger Jones who is addicted to drugs and gets himself into big trouble. Roger gets into trouble with his friend Rico, they go to a drug deal to find out a cop was the buyer. Rico shoots him then Rico gets caught and Roger escapes to an abandoned apartment. But there is a man Kelly who sheds some light on Rogers life. A true theme for this book is don't give up even when you think it's over. I believe t [...]

    21. “Dope Sick” by Walter Dean Myers, A first time author to me, is a great read for young teens. I personally enjoyed this book due to amount of twists and turns the book had. Keeping me on my toes the whole time. The book starts off with, Lil J the main character. Lil J is battling for his life, he is an addict and has a very trouble back story. Lil J was participating in illegal activities with his friend when the cops got called on them. The tide changes quickly when shots are fired and he h [...]

    22. It was a quick read, but I have a hard time believing that young adults will really get the message of this book. I added it to my list because some parents were trying to get it banned from local public schools, so I wanted to see what was so horrible about it. I don't think it's a horrible book at all - it's real life for some people, and I think it's really important for young adults to be fully life-aware.But because it's intended for younger readers, I really think the message could have be [...]

    23. Lil J is a 17 year old boy who is in alot of trouble with the Law. He lives in Harlem with a drug addicted mother. Life is hard for Lil J and he often steals his mother's pills to get through all the hard times he has been through or the problems he's going through. Without money and without a job, he becommes"broke sick" and needs something that will bring in cash. As a result his friend Rico has an oppurtunity to bring in money, and its a drug deal. Rico is very nervous because of the drug dea [...]

    24. I give this book a 4 star review because, in the beginning of the book it hooks you and you want to read more and more. But towards the middle of the book it gets boring. He just sits in one spot and doesn't move around and there's not a lot going on.

    25. I really like this book because i can strongly relate to it. I know a lot of people who was willing to sell drugs then get legal jobs because they said the money paste was to slow.

    26. I think it was a good story. A drug deal goes wrong and this dude name lil j made some bad decisions in life,And asked this person for help.

    27. Dope SickDope Sick is about a man named Lil J and the experiences he goes through living in the slums of New York. Lil J starts out in the book as a boy who does not have a job but wants one, so he starts to look for a job. Him and another guy named Eric who wait in line for hours to get a job at home depot because apparently that is the best job around, get the job. After a few weeks Lil J is fired from his job at home depot and is left to fend for himself, because of this I think the purpose i [...]

    28. Dope Sick is a book about a young kid named Jeremy that get’s mixed into the wrong crowd. Taking place in the tough streets of Harlem, Jeremy grows up with the wrong crowd, which he ends up meeting another kid named Rico that (unfortunately) is in a gang. When a drug deal goes terribly wrong, Jeremy finds himself on the bad end of a line. Seeking refuge, he meets mysterious person who is able to access Jeremy’s memory. Trying to find redemption in what he has done, Jeremy’s past is reveale [...]

    29. My book is called "Dope Sick". It was written by the famous author Walter Dean Myers. This book is about a guy who is called Lil J. He is 17 years old and has a big drug problem. One day he had a drug delict and his friend shot a cop, but he said that it wasn't him, but Lil J, so he fled to an abandoned house where he found a weird guy who had a TV which could see the past and future scenes of Lil J's case. The authors purpose was, to show people who can change something and also teenagers, that [...]

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