REVIEW: Afterward: A Novel

Round 1 YA Fiction judge Jenni Frencham is a Goodreads librarian as well as a real-life librarian–specifically, she’s Youth Services Director at a rural public library. She reviewed today’s title, YA fiction nominee Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu, on her Goodreads account earlier this year. This suspenseful novel about recovery from trauma, living with a disability, and healing through friendship earned a five-star review from Jenni:

“This book captures the reader’s attention and keeps it; it will be very popular with my teen patrons who are always clamoring for “books about kids who deal with really hard stuff,” and it would be an easy recommend to abuse survivors because Ethan’s reactions are well-portrayed but there aren’t many details about what exactly went on during the years he was gone.”

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