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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A few minutes later, a police officer comes knocking on the door with his partner, because they’re canvassing the place. Dia merasa bahwa itu bukan dirinya. In that short amount of time, Devon had already gotten to my heart. The storyline was great.

She takes IT out. Jan 20, Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves: Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible?

I like this idea overall, and think it’s ripe for exploration in novel form. Efaw lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. They changed so often during the story that I’m still not sure what I think about the situation.


She cuts the cord with fingernail clippers. But she felt she didn’t deserve it and her morals came even more into play.

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Jul 13, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: It taught me that trust in oneself, once broken, is hard to fix if you don’t believe you can do it. Polisi yang menyelidiki kasus tersebut mendapati Devon membolos sekolah dan demam.

Her mom gets annoyed that she won’t get up and begins tugging on her to do so. Amanda Rivera Im pretty sure there is about pages, its been a few weeks since I’ve personally read the book. She turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant.


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Soon the connection is made? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After That Morning, there? Once I started to see what was happening to Devon herself, what her thought processes were, how she was trying to figure out what had happened that day, how she truly did not understand, I felt empathy for her.

But people like me, people who have lived lives unbearably full of silent suffering, look around the world almost dissociated, apart from it, amazed that no one around us notices the struggle inside. May 29, Jennifer Wardrip rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author missed a big potential opportunity in devoting more time and thought to Devon’s sessions with the psychiatrist. But then it did. Also, was it really necessary to leave me hanging after the huge emotional punch-to-the-gut that was the rest of the book?

She vowed she wouldn’t be like her mother-no sex, no relationships until way later in life. There are also exact, researched details about juvenile detention, police procedure, and etc, making the book feel so real I had a hard time reminding myself that it was fiction. But, I also could understand how something like what she did could happen to a woman, under specific circumstances. I did like the writing style as well as the characters.

Sadly, the novel never gets there, and I found the ending especially horrible. She is Devon’s lawyer. I grew very impatient with Devon who I couldn’t help but think was awfully dumb for a supposedly smart girl. Also when you hit the middle things go pretty slow.

No one ever tries to get into the mind of a person who would do something like this. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant. The writing style is enjoyable, I loved the flashbacks that were involved that’s what kept me entertained.

Charged with attempted murder, Devon enters the juvenile court system while her attorney fights to keep her client from being prosecuted as an adult.


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She thinks she’s better than all the others at juvie because she didn’t really do anything wrong According to the description of this book, the reader is supposed to empathize with Devon and look at her story in a sympathetic light. Oct 16, Ashleigh rated it did not like it Shelves: The whip-smart female attorney with a soft side.

She discreditted everything her mind was telling her about her own body, saying weight gain was due to the holidays, her tiredness was due to her increased training for soccer, her nausea was over some stale food she’d eaten, afger.

We saw Devon experience with the birth, arrest, and jail time. In an apartment there was a girl named Devon that stayed from school sick, she told her mom. This book made me understand why a woman, or rather, a year-old girl with huge issues concerning evaw and self-image, would commit such an utterly unforgivable crime when there’re people like me who have no greater fear on this earth than losing a child.

Buku ini mengenai memaafkan diri sendiri. Hopefully they’ll be able to better understand the circumstances that lead to someone like Devon to commit a heinous crime, yet have the potential for rehabilitation. That is unlike In October I was in the worst reading slump ever so I decided to get away from all ARCs and read something that would regain my interest in writing so I started browsing the library ebook selection and came across After. And I could not put this down.

View all 6 comments. I wanted Devon to be diagnosed with PPD so she could come to terms with what she did to her ajy. Especially when she arrived in juvenile detention, she was so judgmental especially when it came to other girls.