Barry James Hickey The Five Pearls

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The Five Pearls belongs on the bookshelf next to The Outsiders, Holes, Catcher in the Rye, and To Sir With Love. A perfect read for teenagers and parents alike. Barry James Hickey's engagingly cinematic writing will make you laugh, cry and ponder. No child left behind in today's American education system? There are five this time. Hickey has created a truly memorable story with distinct characters carved from everyday life where everyone has a secret. With the help of a retired nurse, a dying man with a new identity, a terrible past and a hidden agenda changes the hearts, minds, and character of The Tadpoles; five angry, stubborn students forced into an after-school program. Barry James Hickey's world of disconnected quirky characters destroys the myth of the American melting pot and turns it into a salad bowl of mixed races growing up together with surprising and uplifting results. The Five Pearls leaves you begging for the story not to end.

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In my last year as a high school English teacher, doctors were running tests to see if I had leukemia. Meanwhile, I had a handful of frustrated teenagers trying piece together their current and future lives. It was a brilliant summer for all of us and my initial idea for The Five Pearls was born. I constructed five angry kids, based on the hundreds I had the pleasure of knowing from the past few years and came up with my final tale.

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Five frustrated teenagers, a dying man, a widowed nurse. No one deserves to be forgotten.
The Five Pearls is a story of personal redemption against incredible odds, peppered with teen narcissism, secret pregnancies and misguided burglaries. A true portrait of under-priveleged, throwaway kids in today's America running amok under the umbrella of mismanaged adult lives. This page-turner makes you laugh, makes you cry, and makes you think. Combined with his careers in music, movies, the stage and teaching, Barry James Hickey has written a wonderful story with timeless revelations.

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