After. by Francine Prose

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Synopsis

School has become a prison.
No one knows why.
There's no way to stop it.

 

About Francine Prose

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Francine Prose is the author of sixteen books of fiction. Her novel "A Changed Man" won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and "Blue Angel" was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent works of nonfiction include the highly acclaimed "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife", and the "New York Times" bestseller "Reading Like a Writer". A former president of PEN American Center, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Francine Prose lives in New York City.
 
Published May 1, 2004 by Perfection Learning. 330 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Appearance: Short, salt-and-pepper permed hair, prominent cheekbones,” she writes, “last seen wearing a sky-blue shirt, a white jacket and a beige pleated skirt.” When Chi-hon thinks back on the Mom of her childhood, she sees a woman who “strode through the sea of people in a way that would inti...

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After a shooting takes place in a Massachusetts high school, a group of friends grow uneasy as the extra security precautions become more and more extreme.

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The sinister clinical psychologist Dr. Willner, who has usurped their beloved principal, finally pushes the narrator beyond his tolerance limit when he asks Tom to throw a game against Pleasant Valley to raise the spirits of its grieving students.

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Tom is afraid his dad won't back him up if he tells him about the increasingly strange things happening at school, such as when Tom is called into Willner's office because a search of his locker turns up a copy of "The Catcher in the Rye."

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The maid says things such as "My mum said you must never let a man interfere with you, and if you did you had a baby."

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