Sweet, Hereafter (Paperback)

By Angela Johnson

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 9780689873867, 118pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2011

Spring 2010 Kids' Next List

“Award-winning author Angela Johnson has completed the last book in the Heaven trilogy. Shoogy has left home, not sure why and not sure where to go,until she meets Curtis. Curtis is living in a cabin in the woods knowing where he does not want to be -- Iraq. He's been there and does not want to go back. Sweet, Hereafter is a short novel with a powerful statement about love, friendship, teenage angst, and the costs of war.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Description

After Heaven and The First Part Last, three-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson concludes her acclaimed trilogy with a poignant tale of finding where you belong and who you belong with.

Shoogy left home with all her jeans still in the washer because she couldn't think of a reason to stay. She's not sure where she belongs, until she meets Curtis. Curtis knows for certain where he does not want to be and that's to be back in the army. He is happy to be in Ohio, where it is quiet and he can spend time with Shoogy. But when Curtis gets orders to return to Iraq, will belonging with each other be enough to keep Shoogy and Curtis together? Angela Johnson takes us back to Heaven, Ohio in this bittersweet tale of first love found and lost.
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