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After by Amy Efaw
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May 14, 2010

it was amazing
Read from May 04 to 14, 2010

I loved the writing in this book. I was able to connect with the characters, which is something I've had difficulty doing in recent reads. Great subject matter (teenage pregnancy) handled in a most appropriate and empathetic manner by Amy Efaw. A few reviews I've read have had issues with AFTER's ending, and without creating a spoiler, let me say that I did not find it to be weird or out of line at all. Devon, the m.c., needs to show character growth, not an easy thing to do when you've wrapped your newborn baby in a garbage bag and shoved it in the trash can to die. I highly recommend this book to YA fans, teachers, teens, and librarians. A depressing subject matter is made poignant and engaging in this book. A definite thumbs up read!!
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Anna Motteler This book is pretty good, just weird towards the end. (:


message 2: by Arlene (last edited May 15, 2010 08:48AM) (new)

Arlene I've wanted to read this book, but the subject matter has me skeptical. The whole wrapping and disposing of the baby feels too angsty for me. Sounds like well written unchartered territory. Good review.


message 3: by ~Tina~ (new)

~Tina~ I like this review:)

Arlene-I actually picked this up at the library but it was actually the subject matter that turned me off. The writing is just as strong as the theme, but at last I couldn't finish it:(


message 4: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Yes, I think I'll hold off. Babies hold a soft spot in my heart. I can't read about them being hurt. Agreed... great review.


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