Monday, August 29, 2011


I just finished reading After by Amy Efaw.  It's about Devon Sky Davenport, a hardworking, smart, varsity soccer playing 15 year-old, who is arrested after the authorities find that she left her newborn baby girl in the dumpster to die.  She claims she can't remember she did it and denies even being pregnant.  We find out through her sessions with her lawyer and in her hearing to decide if she will remain in juvenile jurisdiction what emotional pain she's gone through and why she wouldn't even accept the fact she was pregnant.  I'm not going to tell you because that would be just plain mean.

I had heard some really good things about this book so when I returned from France I was eager to check it out.  But sadly I was disappointed.  I didn't like the point of view the author chose to write the book in.  It's kind of this strange third person.  And the plot really wasn't all that compelling, I had to convince myself to finish it because I wanted to write a review on a book that I really didn't enjoy, just to spice things up.  Also the ending is very open ended, there are a million different ways Efaw could have taken it and just leaves it wide open.  That makes me feel like she was being lazy or she lost interest, but I don't really know so don't take my word for it.  I only cried twice in the whole thing and I cry really easily at sad/depressing books like this one so it wasn't really that emotional.

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Happy Reading!
I'm glad to be back reviewing again! 

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