In the After

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Lunetta, Demitria. In the After. New York: Harper Collins, (2013).

ISBN: 978-0-06-210546-2, Paperback, $9.99.


               In the After there are no voices, there is no laughter, and there is no happiness. Sixteen-year-old Amy was watching television one day when it happened. The life she knew was gone. She’d seen her neighbors killed and eaten right in front of her eyes, but she managed to survive. For three years, Amy and Baby, a toddler she finds one day when scavenging for supplies, live as successfully as anyone could hope to survive. Thankfully, or maybe not so thankfully, they are rescued and taken to a safe zone where a number of other people are living happily with no understanding of what the After is really like. As Amy tries to cope with these sudden changes, she finds herself under the watchful eye of those in charge, and before she knows it, Amy is struggling to escape this new-found haven. More than anything, she now wants to find herself back In the After.

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