Sunday, October 25, After by Amy Efaw Update February 10, After contacting the author Amy Efaw in late via facebook and discussing the error in her book, After, regarding pregnancy, Ms. Efaw assured me that a correction would be made to the paperback edition. I had provided her with a link to a website which details fetal development and information on the fertilization process. Sadly, the paperback edition which my library received does not contain a correction.

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She was trying to figure out why she would want to put her own baby in the trash. Aug 2, Rising Action pt. She tries to talk to Devon, but Devon never talks. The police show up, and ask if they can ask Devon if they can ask her some questions. When they walk into the apartment, she does not answer any of the questions. Devon is then on her way to the Hospital, where she fights with the doctors saying she is fine.

Aug 4, Juvenile Detention Center Later, she is put into a Juvenile Detention center still not sure why she is there. Aug 8, Climax pt 1. When Devon gets to the Juvenile Detention Center, she is put into her cell, and stays there for the rest of the night. The next morning, she is taken to see her Lawyer Dom , where the cafeteria is, and where the showers are.

Dom tells Devon that she knows she is an outstanding, student at school, and should have no problem making the honors system and the Center. Aug 8, Climax pt. One day, Devon is given newspapers she is to look over that are about her, and what happened the day when the police showed up at her house and accused her of putting a newborn baby closed in a garbage bag thrown in the apartments dumpsters.

Each day, Devon is in the center, she is making her way up to the honors system. Aug 9, Falling Action Dom and Devon already are going to trial, and Devon learns that her mom is going to testify for her, and starts to cry. At the trial, to see if she is going to be treated as a adult or a Juvenile, Devon starts to fully remember what happened that day when the police showed up.

Aug 10, Resolution Devon tells Dom that at the next trial, she wants to plead guilty. Dom tells her that she is too tired to make that decision, and needs to sleep, and talk to her again tomorrow, but Devon protests, and confesses that all the things she was charged for are what she really did.


Quotes from After

Sometimes I just need a little reminder. The paintbrush is a razor and the canvas is her wrist. Because hurting herself would be so much easier. The kind of lonely that sears, that burrows its way deep inside a heart and throbs. Like a gnawing hunger. Good is just so overrated. Bad girls have the most fun.


After by Amy Efaw – Review

Tuesday After by Amy Efaw Devon Davenport is 15 years old, she is a superstar athlete on her soccer team, straight-A student, and all around perfect teen. She has set some very strict rules and regulations that she follows in order to stick to her goals. But all that changes one morning when a baby is found in a dumpster behind her apartment building. Her mother, flirting with the officers, believes that maybe her daughter can help since she stayed home from school because she was feeling sick. The story mostly revolves around Devon - pre-baby and post-baby, or rather "IT" as she calls the infant.


After Discussion Guide

Shelves: i-think-you-should-read-this Props to Amy Efaw. This author made me root for a girl who dumped her baby in a trash bag and feel empathy toward her. Before reading this, I would have said "send her to jail, try her as an adult, who cares about her! This author did her job. She made me feel exactly what she wanted me to. Enter Devon: above-average, smart, atelethic, goal-oriented 15 year old girl. Everything is going for her unitl one day while babysitting she meets a guy.

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