Title Profile & Character Information

Dope Sick

Annotation
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 him different turning points in his life when he could have made better choices.

Awards
2011  Nevada Young Reader's Award

Characters
NameLil J
GenderMale
TraitsAfrican American
Drug addict

NameKelly
GenderMale

GenreYoung adult fiction
Cautionary tale
TopicsInner-city life
Drug addicts
Conduct of life
Supernatural beings
Violence
African American youth
Heroin
Drug addiction
Life choices
SettingNew York