The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop.
With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . .
Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.
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|Grouping Title||dope sick|
|Grouping Author||myers walter dean|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-03 04:49:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-13 04:41:59AM|
|author||Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.|
|author_display||Myers, Walter Dean|
|detailed_location_arlington||Shirlington Teen Fiction|
|display_description||Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem, seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a weird man who shows different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b12933995|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Amistad/HarperTeen,|2009.|186 pages ; 19.|
|subject_facet||Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction|
|title_full||Dope sick / Walter Dean Myers|