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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She was taken to the hospital, then a juvenile detention center to await a hearing to determine if she should be tried as an adult for multiple charges, including attempted murder. Something happens after she looses her virginity, she inverts, she starts lying to everyone, including herself. Nov 20, Arminzerella rated it it was ok Shelves: She turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Yaitu orangtua dan juga lingkungan.

Pertanyaan-pertanyaan yang sepertinya jawabannya ada di dalam kepala tapi entah bagaimana tidak mau keluar sama sekali. It taught me that trust in onesel This book taught me a lot of things about the way people work.

AFTER by Amy Efaw | Kirkus Reviews

Over all, a very thought-provoking, well-researched read. It was incredibly anti-climactic. It didn’t feel like a win at all, but efae that’s the appropriate sentence for ending a story like this one. I’m sorry, but that didn’t happen.

However as the story unfolded, I was drawn into the reasons for her denial. And then when her baby came out of her in the quiet of her apartment while her mother was at work, she freaked out, took the child, put her inside the bathroom trash bag, tied it up, carried her efaww to the dumpster, and threw her away.

Aug 11, Pages Young Adult. A teenage girl gives birth alone, then throws the baby in the trash and tries to pretend nothing happened. And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible? At first, I wanted aftwr read this book. So usually when that happens I pick out a potentially boring or bad book, read a few chapters and generally that makes me go right to sleep.


Dan segera setelah melihat keadaan Devon yang juga berlumuran darah, Devon Sky Davenport, 15 tahun adalah siswi teladan dan bintang sepak bola berbakat.

This is one of those “ripped from the headlines” topics that you simultaneously don’t want to hear about and yet cannot look away from: Seperti yang kita sudah tahu dengan jelas. Can I plead guilty? If you have not, read this book. I breezed through the book in like three days easy. Also, was it really necessary to leave me hanging after the huge emotional punch-to-the-gut that was the rest of the book?

View all 6 comments. View all 9 comments. This was an extremely hard book to listen to.

And that alone so far exceeded my expectations that I’ve actually gone ahead rated this 5 stars and added it to my keepers shelf. I will say that it is a thought provoking book and it was an interesting read, I just don’t think it was for me. But ffaw that changes when the police find Devon home sick afterr school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Please try again later. Oct 28, Alma Bucio rated it it was amazing.

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 w What was this even? What was this even?

After by Amy Efaw

Not only did she hide it from her mother, her friends, but she also hid it from herself. And it didn’t make me go to sleep. The baby is discovered and a murder trial begins. Devon Sky Davenport, 15 tahun adalah siswi teladan dan bintang sepak bola berbakat. Also, and this is tied afyer with a forthcoming issue I had, the revelation Devon has about her mom toward the end is really unfair in my opinion.



Mar 15, Karlan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’d love to read a thoughtful, feminist exploration of a girl in denial of her sexuality, her pregnancy, her labor and childbirth. Great subject matter teenage pregnancy handled in a most appropriate and empathetic manner by Amy Efaw.

Dia dikenal sebagai pribadi yang baik, tenang, dan dewasa. Dec 02, Pages Young Adult Buy. The author spends a great deal of time establishing Afher denial. Devon’s turnaround at the end. Right about the point I reached maxmimum frustration, more interesting characters saved the day the defense attorney for one; Karma, a fellow juvenile offender with an eye-rollingly bad name, for another and suddenly Devon got it together or more together than she’d had it and the story grew more compelling by leaps and bounds.

A After Devon Davenport hides her pregnancy then throws the baby into the trash, she’s sent to a detention center to await the decision whether she will be tried as a juvenile or an adult. It dealt with such a difficult subject and took such a challenging approach that I just couldn’t help but expect it to fail.

But she felt she didn’t deserve it and her morals came even more into play. Enabled Average Customer Review: View afher 8 comments. This premise made it vital for the reader to sympathize with Devon, and I didn’t find her to be a sympathetic character, just a whiny one. Ketetapan hati itulah yang memicu penyangkalan Devon ketika dia melakukan hubungan seks.