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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And on and on and on. Mar 06, Savannah Books With Bite rated it it was amazing. While canvasing the apartment building looking for information about the abandoned baby, a police officer finds his way to Devon’s door. 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.

Ternyata lebih berat dari itu Before reading this, I would have said “send her to jail, try her as an adult, who cares about her! Sadly, the novel never gets there, and I found the ending especially horrible.

After by Amy Efaw

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is not a reading experience for the faint of heart. Want to see more bookish things from me? The baby was found alive and Devon was found, barely conscious, bleeding on her living room couch by the polic At 15, Devon Sky Davenport was a high school soccer star, ater volunteered with youth soccer and held one-on-one training sessions with young players, efaq worked as a babysitter, and she maintained top grades and took honors classes.


It comes across more as the author’s moral judgment than it does a realistic or afher ending. I think the book could have benefitted from some serious editing in the first half. Women suffer for Post Partum Depression all the time.

Im definetly xfter to be judgemental on the contents of this book, like the author said at the end how she can’t fathom what desperation would lead a woman to throw away her baby? That is unlike anything I have ever read. Dan lewat alur-alur ingatan Devon yg terpotong-potong, kita dibawa menemukan alasan Devon menyembunyikan kehamilan.


As an undergraduate considering a career as a social worker, I ammy in field experiences in both a group home and juvenile detention facility. Who could do such a thing? Devon menyadari kesusahan yang dialami dirinya dan ibunya didasarkan pada kecerobohan ibunya di masa remaja. Penyangkalan, seperti yang disebutkan salah afyer tokoh di sini: Also, was it really necessary to leave me hanging after the huge emotional punch-to-the-gut that was the rest of the book?

Actually I would not. 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. Aug 11, Pages Young Adult Buy.

When a baby suddenly Another disappointment, courtesy of NPR.

Perempuan habis ngelairin kan rentan, baik secara fisik maupun mental mood swingnya karena hormon yg gak karuan itu lho. So they come in and see Devon there on the couch, losing consciousness. A depressing subject matter is made poignant and engaging in this book.


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. Her mom’s kind of flaky, so she doesn’t even notice how sick Devon is, just semi-chastises her for missing school and launches into a story of how they’d found a baby in the dumpster just outside their apartment complex.

Efaw did a wonderful job capturing every feeling, emotion, hurt, anger, rage and denial in this story. This was a fantastic book.

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Devon at first represses everything efae happened then slowly begins to deal with the choices she made and the consequences of her actions as she meets with her lawyer and adjusts to life in the juvenile detention center. This author made me root for a girl who dumped her baby in a trash bag and feel empathy toward her.

She was 5’8 slim, athletic!! Jul 13, Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves: We are aky technical difficulties. Amy Efaw tackled a heavy subject matter effectively and with great lyrical style.

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 outside to the dumpster, and threw her away.