After on Start reading After on your Kindle in under a minute. . After by Amy Efaw is a well-researched examination of teen pregnancy and. They say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. This time, though, the cover was the reason why I decided to pick up After, flip it over, and find. During Devon’s declination hearing, Jenifer starts to question how she raised Devon. She is convinced that it is her fault that Devon abandoned.

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When a baby suddenly Another disappointment, courtesy of NPR. Dan segera setelah melihat keadaan Devon yang juga berlumuran darah, kasus bayi tersebut langsung dikaitkan dengan Devon.

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Meyakinkan diri sendiri terus-menerus bahwa dia tidaklah hamil. This premise made it vita Stopped about fifty pages from the end when I just got too bored. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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, efa reader is supposed to empathize with Devon and look at her story in a sympathetic light.


She could’ve gone on as it was and taken the gift she’d been given. It’s not about being a good, loving parent that’s important, noooo. She also hid an unwanted pregnancy, gave birth in her bathroom, and threw the baby away in a garbage bag that she put in the trash can behind her apartment.

Penyangkalan, seperti yang disebutkan salah satu tokoh di sini: May 23, Kritika rated it did not like it Shelves: She dumps the baby in a bag. Dalam tahap pendewasaan itu muncul berbagai perubahan penting, yang cukup jelas adalah perubahan secara fisik. It’s not about making choices you’re actually OK with. But then it did.


Efaw did a wonderful job capturing every feeling, emotion, hurt, anger, rage and denial in this story. I’m not even going to try to pretend that I was in any other state of mind when I started reading. It reads like anti-choice rhetoric to me. This book taught me a lot of things about the way people work. The author takes the idea of a baby found in a trashcan and the inevitable question, “how could someone do this?

She vowed she wouldn’t be like her mother-no sex, no relationships until way later in life. Bahkan ketika sudah dipenjara, dia terkesan menutup-nutupi kebenaran sehingga membuat pengacaranya–begitu pula dengan aku–geram dan ingin sekali marah-marah The reader witnesses Devon’s story unfold piece by piece, almost as if we are understanding what transpired at the same time Devon does.

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. There is no excuse for that. It told me that no matter how well you think you know someone, there’s always something new.

View all 8 comments. A definite thumbs up read!! If you can bleed-see it, feel it-then you know you’re alive.

After by Amy Efaw

Its about a 15 year old girl who is in denial of her pregnancy and acts upon efqw and throws her newborn child in the garbage. Deep in denial, soccer star, Devon, can barely even admit that she was pregnant at all. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

She’s a truly amazing girl and I believe that Amy Efaw must be an absolutely splendid person to have caught both sides of this tragic story so eloquently. When a baby suddenly popped out, she went into a complete, deranged panic, basically couldn’t even affter to herself that it was a baby, and desperately shoved it amt from her into the trash.


I wasn’t expecting it at a,y and I wish it didn’t end where it did. It’s like the author got tired of writing, so with no forethought she suddenly launched into a swell of good and redemptive emotions, ending with the clincher, “She’d won. Too much time was spent in Devon’s head, getting her to remember and not enough time establishing her as a person who would do what she did at the close. My first thought about this book was that this young girl must have been so ridiculously terrified and my second thought is how could she?

I would give this book 3. Nov 09, Jay G rated it it was ok. Pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang Devon tidak tahu jawabannya. In this case, a teen girl Devon was in such denial about the fact that she’d had sex that she couldn’t even allow the possibility of pregnancy to enter her mind. Namun suatu pagi, semuanya berubah. Efzw wasn’t any condescending or overly sympathetic tone in the narrative, no interruption from the author, absolutely nothing–very straightforward.

Clearly, this was a teen in deep need of psychiatric care, and it would have been stronger novel had it focused on that aspect and showed her coming to a clear understanding of what really happened to her.