After on Start reading After on your Kindle in under a minute. . After by Amy Efaw is a well-researched examination of teen pregnancy and. They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. This time, though, the cover was the reason why I decided to pick up After, flip it over, and find. During Devon’s declination hearing, Jenifer starts to question how she raised Devon. She is convinced that it is her fault that Devon abandoned.

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Sh Im definetly going to be judgemental on the contents of this book, like the author said at the end how she can’t fathom what desperation would lead a woman to throw away her baby? Very quickly, Devon is thrust into a world she never imagined for herself. Yes, she went through something traumatic, but doesn’t she want to help herself? The mom is so ridiculous. Karena di sini Devon digambarkan tinggi dan langsing, gw mbayanginnya dia hamil ala Juno dengan perutnya yg kayak diisi bola.

Through conversations with her lawyer in preparation for a trial to determine whether or not she’ll be judged in the juvenile system or be sent to the adult courts, we get a good picture of what was going through Devon’s head. She never once considers that the other girls may be in the same situation as herself. Also when you hit the middle things go pretty slow.

Children’s Book Review: After by Amy Efaw, Author . Viking $ (p) ISBN

The psyche is the most fragile bone in your body and your mind can do remarkable things to keep that bone from breaking.

Oct 20, Angie rated it really liked it.

The storyline was great. Overall, I thought this story was unique and definitely different from most young adult novels. She is pregnant and at this moment she is in labor. After the tragic discovery of a newborn infant in the trash, 15 year old Devon recalls what happened. I needed to find out what pushed Devon to do something so horrible.


Rasa bersalah terhadap diri sendiri pun terbentuk, dia berusaha melupakan bahwa kejadian efsw pernah terjadi. Then she yanks the big, bulky blanket Devon was under, and they all see all this blood around her legs and lower stomach.

Mar 27, laaaaames rated it did not like it. So usually when that happens I pick out a potentially boring or bad book, read a few chapters and generally that makes me go r I was so sure this book was going to be bad. And on and on and on. The chapters are pretty small Estimated about There might be a little over 30 chapters. Oct 16, Ashleigh rated it did not like it Shelves: Her mom gets annoyed that she won’t get up and begins tugging on her to do so.

I would have liked a deeper exploration of the supporting characters’ issues and of Devon’s relationships with them; throughout the book I was waiting for Devon to face her heartbreak over the baby’s father and she never did, she never even said his name ; and I was not happy with the ending, which I get was supposed to be cliffhanger, but just felt uncomfortable and abrupt. When a baby suddenly Another disappointment, courtesy of NPR.

I’m not really sure what I think about the situation and I’m hopeful that I never have to serve on a jury dealing with this issue. An interesting topic, ripped from the headlines.

There was no connection or lazy connection that would justify the main character’s decision. Do I like it that the girl dumped her baby off? While canvasing the apartment building looking for information about the abandoned baby, a police officer finds his way to Devon’s door. She can’t admit to herself that she’s pregnant and throws the baby into a trash can. This author made me root edaw a girl who dumped her baby in a trash bag and feel empathy toward her. Devon is a soccer player, we know, and we don’t need two soccer metaphors a page to remind us it’s important to affter.


At the end, though, was where I think she truly earned it. I would give this book 3. Personally If you’re using this book for a review in class I suggest it but Its pretty easy to read. A few minutes later, a police officer comes knocking on the door with his partner, because they’re canvassing the place.

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It comes across more as the author’s moral judgment than it does a may or redemptive ending. Somehow her spotless academic record and lack of previous crimes makes her better than all the other girls who come from terrible neighborhoods and dysfunctional families.

It read like an episode of Law and Order: I don’t understand how someone could’ve been in such denial over pregnancy and also have hidden it for nine months.

They changed so often during the story that I’m still not sure what I think about the situation. The handling of Devon’s emotions comes off as trivial, superficial, and immature.

She dumps the baby in a bag. Oleh karena itu Devon membangun suatu tembok di dalam diri yang berisi ketetapan hati bahwa dia tidak akan menjadi seperti ibunya. However, as an author, you need to understand your own abilities.

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The baby was found alive and Devon was found, barely conscious, bleeding on her living room couch by the police investigating the crime. I will say the ending sort of disappointed me, but I’d still recommend this book in a heartbeat. It taught me that panic is fear and vice versa. But then it didn’t. Bg After Who could do such a thing? She’s the main character.