In the novel Street Pharm, Allison van Diepen shares a story about a teenage boy named Tyrone Johnson who has taken over his fathers drug dealing business. Ty meets a girl named Alyse, he finds out he has real feelings for Alyse. Now Ty has to balance drug dealing and keeping Alyse in his life. In Street Pharm, Allison van Diepen shows the reader that you should always look out for yourself and expect danger even when your on top of your game because you never know who wants to take you down. Ty goes through a lot of scary situations throughout this novel. He learns that he needs to watch his back on the streets.
Why does watching your back relate to Ty? Being a drug dealer means that your working with real hustlers. They can turn your back on you if it means saving themselves from being locked up.
The poem Nothing Gold Can Stay is a well written poem. The screen writer of the film would want to use this poem because it really represents the message of the movie and the poem. The audiences reaction of the character reciting the poem in the film would be a bit upsetting because the poem is saying that nothing good can stay. During the movie the characters recite the poem at a rough time because they are in the barn that they have ran away too. The poem Nothing Good Can Stay could be used a funeral because its about something that was good and now it must go.