"Tears of a Tiger" is the story emotional tale of four high school teenagers, who are involved in a alcohol related car accident. This accident would change their lives forever because Robert who was a passenger is killed. Andy, who was the driver and Rob's best friend is scarred by this tragedy and learning to cope with the loss is daily struggle. Athough Andy is in the process of understanding and forgiving himself for what happened to his best friend, the everyday battle gets to be too much for him causing him to commit suicide. "Tears of a Tiger" is a great book that can be incorporated into the classroom in numerous ways. Discussing the importance of refraining from the use of alcohol and drugs is the most important lesson. Showing students that only negative consquences can come from using alcohol jail, death, and diseases that occur due to alcohol use. Have students research newspaper, news, and other media sources for stories similiar to Andy's would be a good way to show them how often alcohol related deaths happen. Discussing peer pressure is another, children all deal with some sort of peer pressure but how he/she reacts in the important thing. Having a group decision about methods of saying no to peer pressure. I really enjoyed this book, I think you provided me with an inside look at how bad depression can be and the results of it if it's not controlled. So many times things happen in our lives that leaves us depressed or very saddened but, finding a way to cope with it is best.