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|Summary: |
|Tigers don't cry, or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger, Andy, the driver |
|of the car, blames himself and cannot get past his guilt and pain. While his other friends have managed to work |
|through their grief and move on, Andy allows death to become the focus of his life. In the months that follow the |
|accident, the lives of Andy and his friends are traced through a series of letters, articles, homework assignments,|
|and dialogues, and it becomes clear that Tigers do indeed need to cry. |
|"Andy Jackson and three other friends had just won an important basketball game. They decided to get together and |
|go celebrate their victory. They had started drinking, all except for B.J. who had never drunk in his life. They |
|heard honking, but just laughed because of the alcohol. All of a sudden, a wall is in front of them and before they|
|know it, they hit it. Three of the guys get out, but Robert Washington, Andy's best friend and captain of the |
|Hazlewood Basketball Team is pinned inside of the car. Two guys rush over to help Robert out, but as soon as they |
|get on the hood, they are thrown off after a loud bang. The gas tank explodes with Robert pinned inside and he |
|burns to death. Now, months later, Andy can't stop blaming himself. As he turns away from family, friends, and even|
|his girlfriend, he finds he is losing the most precious thing of all- his ability to face the future. When he tries|
|to go to sleep, Robert comes into his dreams and tells him it is all his fault, but he forgives him for everything.|
|One night Andy starts thinking about suicide and he can't get ahold of his psycologist. Will Andy ever find him or |
|will it be too late?"

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