Life, After (Hardcover)

By Sarah Darer Littman

Scholastic Press, 9780545151443, 281pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

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Description

From the author of PURGE and CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC, a new book that is searing, gripping, and impossible to put down.
Dani's life will never be the same again.
After a terrorist attack kills Dani's aunt and unborn cousin, life in Argentina-private school, a boyfriend, a loving family-crumbles quickly. In order to escape a country that is sinking under their feet, Dani and her family move to the United States. It's supposed to be a fresh start, but when you're living in a cramped apartment and going to high school where all the classes are in another language-and not everyone is friendly-life in American is not all it's cracked up to be. Dani misses her old friends, her life, Before.
But then Dani meets.


About the Author

Sarah Darer Littman's widely praised first novel for teens, CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC, won the 2006 Sydney Taylor Book Award. She is also the author of the YA novel PURGE. She lives in Connecticut with her family and a house which never seems to have enough bookshelves.


Praise For Life, After

Praise for Life, After:

The languid pace and wealth of details in Littman's (Purge) empathetic story magnifies its emotionally convincing and absorbing qualities.”Publishers Weekly

Background information about the situation of Argentinean Jews is seamlessly woven into a story about modern-day immigrants and one strong, spirited teen.”Association of Jewish Libraries, Greater Cleveland Chapter

Littman catches the voice of teen readers with her spot-on dialogue and realistic situations as her characters learn how to heal, forgive, and open their hearts as they celebrate their new lives, After.”The Jewish Journal

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