Forged By Fire
By: Sharon Draper
Angel- Gerald's younger sister, Very good at dancing.
Monique- Mother of both Gerald and Angel let's Jordan do what he wants.
Aunt Queen- Gerald's great aunt takes care of him for 6 years.
Jordan- Abusive stepfather of Gerald and abuses Angel and Monique also.
Mr. Washington- Rob's dad, helps Gerald through tough times.
Rob- Gerald's best friend, head of basketball team, dies in car accident.
Andy- Rob and Gerald's friend, was driving the car that rob died in.
Tiger- Angels kitten she got for Christmas from Jordan.
- Monique leaves Gerald home alone at three and he sets the house on fire causing Monique to be sent to prison for child endangerment.
- Gerald lives with Aunt Queen after she gets custody and Gerald lives a good life for about 6 years.
- Monique returns revealing Gerald has a sister Angel and wanting Gerald to come live with him.
- Aunt Queen has a heart attack and dies, Monique gets custody of Gerald.
- Gerald moves in with Monique, Angel, and Jordan. Gerald soon finds out Jordan is a abusive stepfather.
- Gerald finds out Jordan abuses Angel in worse way.
- Angel gets a kitten for Christmas and names it Tiger
- Gerald confesses to Mr. Washington and Jordan is sent to prison.
- Gerald, Angel, and Monique live a good life for about 7 years even though they still deal with Monique's problems.
- Gerald joins the basketball team and Angel begins dance lessons.
- Jordan gets out of prison and is rehabilatated in the eyes of the court and he said he gets visitation rights to Angel.
- Monique is hit by a car and causes Angel to worry.
- Jordan finally snaps and hits Monique and Gerald.
- Rob is killed in a car accident.
- Jordan tries to abuse Angel again and their apartment catches on fire.
- Jordan and Gerald fight in the burning apartment and Jordan breaks Gerald's leg then runs out the apartment.
- Gerald carries Angel out the apartment and saves her.
- The police officer informs Monique that Jordan died in the fire after falling down the steps.
- Monique finally realizes how foolish she was and cries, all of them reunite including Tiger in the back of the ambulance.