After by Amy Efaw

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An infant left in the trash to die. A teenage mother who never knew she was pregnant . . .

Before That Morning, these were the words most often used to describe straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport: responsible, hardworking, mature. But all that changes when the police find Devon home sick from school as they investigate the case of an abandoned baby. Soon the connection is made?Devon has just given birth; the baby in the trash is hers. After That Morning, there?s only one way to define Devon: attempted murderer.

And yet gifted author Amy Efaw does the impossible? she turns Devon into an empathetic character, a girl who was in such deep denial that she refused to believe she was pregnant. Through airtight writing and fast-paced, gripping storytelling, Ms. Efaw takes the reader on Devon?s unforgettable journey toward clarity, acceptance, and redemption.


About Amy Efaw

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Amy Efaw is a former Army officer and freelance journalist. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.
Published August 7, 2009 by Speak. 380 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Devon, a perfect student and soccer star, can't explain how she didn't know about her pregnancy or how she could put IT, bloody and wailing, in a trash bag and carry IT out to a dumpster.

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According to the author's note, “approximately one baby is abandoned to a trash can every day in the United States.” This “dumpster baby” phenomenon is the subject of E

Aug 03 2009 | Read Full Review of After

Deseret News

It isn't until Devon's attorney begins questioning her in preparation for her trial that the truth behind Devon's pregnancy comes out.

Aug 09 2009 | Read Full Review of After

At Home With Books

My interest was piqued, and I promised myself I would set aside a few hours that night to read at least part of the book and see if I liked it enough to continue.

Nov 16 2009 | Read Full Review of After

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