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The Beginning of After - Jennifer Castle
The Beginning of After
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"Anyone who's had something truly crappy happen to them will tell you: It's all about Before and After. What I'm talking about here is the ka-pow, shake-you-to-your-core-and-turn-your-bones-to-plastic kind of crappy."A 2012 YALSA "Best Fiction for Young Adults" SelectionA 2012 Chicago Public... show more
"Anyone who's had something truly crappy happen to them will tell you: It's all about Before and After. What I'm talking about here is the ka-pow, shake-you-to-your-core-and-turn-your-bones-to-plastic kind of crappy."A 2012 YALSA "Best Fiction for Young Adults" SelectionA 2012 Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best Books for Teens" SelectionA 2011 ABC (Association of Booksellers for Children) New Voices Selection Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, overpowering memories lurk everywhere, and Mr. Kaufman is comatose but still very much alive. Through it all there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their mutual loss--a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways. Jennifer Castle's debut novel is a heart-wrenching, surprisingly witty testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061985799 (0061985791)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Lottas Buecher
Lottas Buecher rated it
3.0 toller Schreibstil, gute Charaktere, aber kein erkennbarer Verlauf und zu wenig Emotionen
Mit eigenen Worten Laurel telefoniert gerade mit ihrer besten Freundin Meg, als es an der Tür klopft. Dort steht ein Polizist und als Laurel ihm die Tür öffnet werden ihre schlimmsten Befürchtungen bestätigt. Von da an ist nichts mehr wie es einmal war. Dieser Moment war der Anfang von Danach. Wir...
kleeblattsbuecherblog
kleeblattsbuecherblog rated it
4.0 Der Anfang von Danach
Laurel möchte nicht mit ihren Eltern, ihrem Bruder Toby und den Nachbarn zur Eisdiele fahren, sondern lieber zu Hause ihre Hausaufgaben fertig machen. Und so steht kurze Zeit später ein Polizist vor ihrer Haustür und teilt ihr mit, dass ihre Eltern und ihr Bruder bei einem Autounfall ums Leben gekom...
Fiction Freak
Fiction Freak rated it
3.5 I liked it but I felt like the romance would've been better with Joe than David. There didn't seem to be any REAL feelings between David and her, so that irritated me to no ends. They were tied together by death, and that seemed to be it.Butit is heartfelt and it is heartbreaking and I did tear ...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 The Beginning of After
My homework saved my life. Not many people can say that but it holds true for 16 year-old Laurel and this statement is just the beginning of the many changes that are about to come into her life. Laurel and her neighbor David bowed out from dessert after they shared their family’s meal together. T...
Andi's ABCs
Andi's ABCs rated it
3.5 starsI had this book on my shelf for a while so when I was looking for something to read it just jumped out at me. The back pulled me in immediately and I was excited. And now that I read it that excite has waned because there were things I really liked and stuff that bugged me so I was left fee...
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