After Ever After

By Jordan Sonnenblick
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439837064, 272pp.)

Publication Date: February 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Spring 2010 Kids' Next List
“After Ever After is Jordan Sonnenblick's best book yet. He is spot on with his adolescent male characters. You don't have to read Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie to enjoy this sequel, but you'll get more out of both books if you do. Jeffrey has survived cancer, but not without physical damage from treatment. He deals with incredible pressure, standardized tests, friendships, a first crush, and more with determination, a dash of self-pity, and lots of humor.”
-- Rosemary Pugliese, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC


Description

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.




About the Author

Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER, ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT, and the sequel to DRUMS called AFTER EVER AFTER. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.




Praise For After Ever After

Praise for After Ever After

A 2011 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

[star] “A solid stand-alone novel that will leave an emotional, uplifting imprint on readers.”–School Library Journal, starred review

“Will win over hearts.”–Voice of Youth Advocates

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