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Beast, The (2005)



Author: Myers, Walter Dean [link to author's website]
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Number of pages: 192 pages

Description:
17-yr-old Anthony "Spoon" Witherspoon is returning to Harlem after seven months at an exclusive prep school. It's with mixed feelings that he's left New York City in the first place to finish high school in the hallowed halls of the mostly white, very preppy New England school - but now that Spoon is back home, he realizes how much he's come to like his prep-school life and new friends. He's missed his girlfriend, though, and is shocked to discover upon his return that the bright young poet she was when he left has become a drug addict.

ISBN 13: 978-0439368414
Reading Level (grade): 4.7