When A Hero Dies Book Summary and Study Guide

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High school track star Tony Gibbs grieves for the death of his friend, Hiram Jefferson, an elderly shopkeeper that served as Tony's mentor, coach, and confidant. Tony has to deal with his loss as well as his burgeoning feelings for a fellow female classmate. Compounding his personal struggle is the fact that there is competition for the affections of the young lady from a rival who is also an accomplished runner.
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Tony becomes obsessed with discovering the murder of Mr. Jefferson and embarks on a course that puts a strain on his relationships with family and friends but always places him in imminent danger when he receives an overt warning in his locker.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   solving crimes (scooby doooo!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 ()

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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