Monday, August 17, 2009

After by Amy Efaw

Characters: 19/20
Plot: 17/20
Originality: 20/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 18/20
Overall: 93/100 or A
Devon Davenport is a straight-A student, a soccer goalie with Olympic dreams, and more mature than her own mother. When the unthinkable happens, she does something that most people can't imagine doing. Now Devon's in a juvenile detention center, where she is charged with attempted murder. If she faces trial as an adult, all of her dreams could be crushed by the sentence of Life in Prison. Does Devon deserve that punishment? It depends if you believe that Devon's story, had no clue that she was pregant and acted totally in shock.
After is an intense story. Devon is presented as two very different people in After, the girl that did the crime and the girl that is shocked by what happened as result. Her strength is amazing. The plot of After was different, then any other book that I have ever read. It was a gripping page turner and a shocking story. I wasn't a fan of the ending and I wish there was more to the story. Efaw is an amazing writer. She made a well researched book on a topic that to my knowledge has never been touched by a young adult author. If you are looking for an intense and one of a kind book, make sure to check out After.


  1. I LOVE the cover of this book! The mirror image.

  2. I'm looking forward to reading this book. I just finished a very unrealistic look at teen pregnancy (The Lit Report) so it would be nice to counterbalance it with a shockingly realistic take on it.


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