Monday, February 21, 2011

Book Review: After by Amy Efaw

Hardcover, 350 Pages
Published by(Viking Juvenile) on August 11, 2009
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Summary: 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.
(Taken from goodreads)

My Review: I actually read this book while pregnant which I thought was kind of ironic, because, obviously, it was not planned. I really did love this book. I was instantly hooked. This book has very heavy issues, and obviously isn't a feel good book, but it is so intriging. I really felt like part of the story. I finished this book in only a few short days.(2-3 days) Definitley recommed it!

Stars: 4/5

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