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After by Amy Efaw
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Feb 18, 12

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"After" is a hard book to read. Not because it's poorly written — it's actually quite the opposite — but because of the subject matter. Rather than handling the subject with kid gloves, Efaw hits it head on.

The story is told from Devon's perspective and attempts to show how and why a bright and talented teen would not only hide her pregnancy but then throw away her child. Make no mistake, Efaw doesn't make excuses for Devon's behavior; instead she forces readers to take a closer look at the world and the people surrounding them.

Efaw has brilliantly captured the emotion and consequences that stem from teen pregnancy in a way that will resonate with readers long after putting the book down.

"After" is certainly not for everyone, but it does serve as a good jumping-off point for discussion between parents and their teen children and for society as a whole.
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