Forged by Fire
By: Lauryn Landrith Written by: Sharon M. Draper
Description of Characters
Aunt Queen: Aunt Queen is Gerald's aunt. She keeps Gerald while Monique is in jail, and she has a disability. Aunt Queen gives love and care to Gerald, but dies from a heart attack.
Monique: Monique is Gerald and Angels' mother also Aunt Queens sister. Monique has a boyfriend named Jordan and she is head over heals for him. She'd do anything to make him happy.
Angel: Angel is Gerald sister and Monique and Jordan's kid. Angel loves to dance and stay with her cat Tiger. Angel is the main one abused by Jordan.
Jordan: Jordan is the step father of Gerald and the father on Angel. Jordan abuses Monique, Gerald, and Angel a lot by hitting them and forcing them to do things. Jordan dies in the fire at the end of the book.
Rob: Rob is one of Gerald's best friends. He's the best player on the basketball team and always does good in school. Rob dies in a car crash.
Mr. Washington: Mr. Washington is Rob's dad. Mr. Washington helps Gerald with many things involving his life at home. He was Gerald's person go to person to get him to help with his problems at home.
- Gerald is left home alone.
- The house caught on fire.
- Monique goes to jail
- Gerald goes to live with his Aunt Queen
- Monique gets out of jail
- Gerald learns about his mother coming to visit
- Gerald meets Angel and Jordan
- Aunt Queen dies
- Gerald goes to live with Monique, Angel and Jordan
- Jordan abuses the family
- Jordan gives Angel Tiger
- Gerald tells Mr. Washington
- Mr. Washington tells the police about Jordan
- Jordan gets arrested
- Angel joins a dance group
- Gerald plays on the school basketball team
- Jordan gets out of prison
- Monique gets hit by a car
- Jordan moves back in
- Jordan gives Monique drugs to make her pain go away
- Jordan's air conditioner goes missing
- Jordan smacks Monique and punches Gerald
- Jordan plays nice again
- Monique gets mad at Jordan
- Rob dies in a car crash
- Gerald and Angel check on the Washington family
- Mr. Washington gives Gerald Robs' basketball
- Angel comes home from dance and starts cooking hot dogs
- Jordan comes in the house and hes drunk
- Jordan forces Angel onto the bed
- The hot dogs catch on fire
- Gerald sees the smoke and rushes to save Angel
- Gerald finds them in the bedroom
- Gerald tries to get Angel but Jordan breaks his leg
- Jordan rushes out of the house leaving Angel and Gerald
- Gerald and Angel start to get out
- They trip over something and fall to the ground where they found clean and clear air
- They make it down the stairs
- Monique and the firemen find Gerald and Angel
- They were put in a ambulance
- They all figure out Jordan is dead
- Tiger finds Angel
- They then drive to the hospital