“Every wolf ‘s and lion’s howl / Raises from Hell a human soul.”
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
After ever After by by Jordan Sonnenblick
Jeffrey isn’t a little boy with cancer anymore. He’s a teen in remission. Even though the cancer should be far behind him, 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, who has always been Jeffrey’s main support system and confidant, 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. He needs to tell Steven how he feels about basically being abandoned. His best friend, Tad, is hatching some kind of secretive, crazy plan, which is driving him bonkers. And there’s a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he’s cute.
So once I saw that I recieved this book to review I wasn't very estatic. I just thought "Oh great...it's one of those books". But boy was I wrong. Let me just start by saying that Jordan Sonneblick ventured into a subject that is extremely fragile, yet the book was amazing! Within the first few pages I was already laughing and giggling to myself about the funny jokes that were made in the book. I still use some of them to this day, especially the banter between Tad and Jeffrey about Jeff's mom. I was so sucked into the book that by the end I had tears welling in my eyes because it just felt so real (do not make fun of me...and making me cry isn't that easy, trust me). In all honesty the book was beautiful. I loved it. It really is a must read because this book isn't just about a boy dealing with cancer, it's about life.
Does this book deserve the Moody Seal of approval? Well if you haven't guessed yet it sure does. If you don't pick up this book and read it, your a D-A.
^^^Read the book to find out what D-A means...