Who could do such a thing? Certainly not someone like Devon DavenportÑa straight-A student-athlete with everything going for her. But in a moment. During Devon’s declination hearing, Jenifer starts to question how she raised Devon. She is convinced that it is her fault that Devon abandoned. AFTER. by Amy Efaw. Age Range: 12 & up. BUY NOW FROM Efaw captures Devon’s mortification, denial and despair, shifting fluidly.

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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.

I’d recommend After to anyone looking for a book that will make them think truly and deeply over a subject that is usually very difficult to contemplate rationally. This adter is about her ,the character’s, journey and trail of the court room facing the truth about what has happened Dia merasa apa yang sudah dilakukannya itu amatlah salah I’d love to read a thoughtful, feminist exploration of a girl in denial of her smy, her pregnancy, her labor and childbirth.

Also, was it really necessary to leave me hanging after the huge emotional punch-to-the-gut that was the rest of the book? Read more Read less. Because, somehow, I got it.


In a way, I understood Devon not wanting to face the music so to speak. Throughout the novel you discover more about Devon’s journey and her complete and utter denial of her pregnancy. Atter definite thumbs up read!! It’s not about being a good, loving parent that’s important, noooo.


But then it did. It didn’t feel aftfr a win at all, but surely that’s the appropriate sentence for ending a story like this one.

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Do I like it that the girl dumped her baby off? You tell yourself what you have to to get through it. She was 5’8 slim, athletic!! What else could it have been but a cold? Everything is going for her unitl one day while babysitting she meets a guy. Dia merasa bahwa itu bukan dirinya. How can someone do such a thing?

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Buku ini adalah mengenai penyangkalan. The author spends a great deal of time establishing Devon’s denial. Efaw failed for me to feel any sympathy towards Devon, the constant pointing out how smart she was, AP honor roll, leader of her soccer team. Ada sedikit unsur psikologis dan hukumnya, bikin susah berhenti bacanya hehehe. In an apartment there was a girl named Devon that stayed from school sick, she told her mom. I needed to find out what pushed Devon to do something so horrible.

The author missed a big potential opportunity in devoting more time and thought to Devon’s sessions with the psychiatrist.

I’m sure this happens, but for me it is not something I can truly grasp. Unfortunately, other than zmy concept, the whole thing pretty much stunk.

Jan 31, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: After she gave birth, Devon kept pushing people away probably due to PTSD which she may feaw had even before becoming pregnant due to her childhood.


I think the book could have benefitted from some serious editing in the first half. The reader witnesses Devon’s story unfold piece by piece, almost as if we are understanding what transpired at the same time Devon does. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

I get that birth is a messy process and that the trauma of it severely affected Devon, but as much time and attention as is devoted to the yuck factor is completely unnecessary.

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Social media has given people the ability to share their opinions about news aym. Aug 11, Minutes Young Adult. The courtroom stuff is WAY overdone. I was able to sfter with the characters, which is something I’ve had difficulty doing in recent reads. What she did was something most people would never even put as a far-off option.

What will people say about her? Whenever I read the comments under the stories, I find without fail harsh ethical judgments by other people. I understood being afraid to admit to be pregnant.