After by Kristin Harmel
Pub Date: February 9, 2010
Author Website/Blog: www.kristinharmel.com
Synopsis: Lacey's world shatters when her dad is killed in a car accident. And secretly? She feels like it's her fault. If she hadn't taken her own sweet time getting ready that morning . . . well, it never would have happened. Her mom wouldn't be a basket case. Her brother Logan wouldn't drink. And her little brother would still have two parents. But life goes on even if you don't want it to. And when Lacey gets the chance to make a difference in the lives of some people at school, she jumps at it. Making lemonade out of lemons is her specialty. Except she didn't count on meeting a guy like Sam. Or that sometimes? Lemonade can be a pretty bitter drink to swallow.
After is a heart breaking story. Once again a story where you want to laugh and say you are untouchable. This wont happen to you. But once again. You are easily wrong. It only takes a few minutes to shatter a picture perfect world. I read this book and I sat there thinking to myself wondering, "what if this was me." God I was just crying. This book really touches your heart. It pokes you and tells you, "try to understand how these people feel." And you do, you really do. This story is just perfect. Its a love story, but also a drama. This story has two love stories in one. Her love for her father, the man she never got a chance to say goodbye to before he was out of her life forever, and another, a new boy, who may or may not be lying to her. I absolutely loved this story. I hope you give it a chance.
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