Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday (21)
This weeks choice is After by Amy Efaw, which is released on August 11th. I've already heard wonderful things about it from people like Kelsey from Reading Keeps You Sane and Steph from Reviewer X.
Who would leave their own baby in the trash to die?
Certainly not someone like Devon--a straight-A student, soccer player with Olympic dreams, more mature than her own mother. But desparation and panic drover her to do what most people can't even imagine. Now Devon's in a juvenile detention center, charged with attempted murder. If she's tried as an adult, she faces life in prison.
Does Devon deserve that punishment? Your answer depends on whether you believe her story--that she didn't even know she was pregnant. Was she buried in a denial so deep that she was unable to register the seemingly obvious signs of pregnancy? Or were her actions the result of a more devious, premeditated plan?