Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Review: "After" by Amy Efaw

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Book: "After"
Author: Amy Efaw
Pages: 350
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 5 out of 5

"An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . .

Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made—Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there’s only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.

And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible— she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon’s unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption. "
Amazon Product Description

"After" by Amy Efaw was heartbreaking. As I read Devon's story, after her life as a great soccer player full of dreams and inspiration, I felt so many different emotions. Sadness, grief, happiness that the baby survived and was found, anger, among others. Amy did such a wonderful job creating her characters and by making the story believable. You can tell that Amy Efaw did her reasearch on this subject and figured out what kind of girl would do this. Sometimes Devon was frustrating but yet, even though she did such a horrid, horrid, thing, by reading the story you can see why she did what she did and who she really is, making it almost impossible to like her character. This was a very sad book, however, I think that it is one that every teen girl should read.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Agreed! This book is so emotionally draining... great review:)
-amy

Ella Press said...

This book is in my TBR List :0)
Great review, I also think this is an important subject that shouldn't be just looked over.

Sara from DBR said...

Great review!

Sounds great.

Leslie said...

great review! cant wait to read this!

p.s. i have an award for ya

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