Afterward: A Novel by Jennifer Mathieu

Afterward: A Novel

byJennifer Mathieu

Kobo ebook | September 20, 2016

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A tragic kidnapping leads to an unlikely friendship in this novel about finding light in the midst of darkness from the author of The Truth About Alice.

When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. In the aftermath, Caroline can't help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to life at home. And although Ethan is desperate for a friend, he can't see Caroline without experiencing a resurgence of traumatic memories. But after the media circus surrounding the kidnappings departs from their small Texas town, both Caroline and Ethan find that they need a friend--and their best option just might be each other.

Title:Afterward: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626722390

ISBN - 13:9781626722392


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Afterward Beautiful take on recovering from trauma for a YA novel. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't get enough love I thought this was a fantastic and realistic take on PTSD, trauma, and healing. I really loved the friendship that developed between Ethan and Caroline. Jennifer Mathieu is most known for her feminist YA book Moxie (also fantastic) but I think Afterward needs more love and attention. However, it has to be noted that the book is slightly ableist in regards to Caroline's younger brother, Dylan.
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I was a little disappointed with the ending
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Afterward I thought this was really well-written, the friendship, the therapy sessions, and that rare thing in YA where the adults are as compelling as the teens. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-03