Sunday, April 22, 2012

REVIEW: After by Amy Efaw

Title: After
Author: Amy Efaw
Date Published: August 11, 2009
Page Count: Hardcover, 350 pages
Year Read: April 10, 2012

Goodreads: 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.

Review: I read finished this novel a couple of weeks ago, and let me just say I did not know how to make of it. Though I did end up giving it four stars out of five, but I was still confused. Because first I did not like the main character I thought she acted way to childish for actually not admitting what she did, but then again I do not know why someone in her situation would do what she did much less why. Then the ending just caught me off guard, but I really did love the court cases I think that was worth a couple of points and the writing just made everything really realistic. So I would recommend this book to people and if you have read it tell me your opinions below.

My Rate: ★★★★
Overall (Goodreads) Rate: 3.68 Stars
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