I’m so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for AFTER THE FALL! I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it with y’all! Here’s a little bit about the book:
Length: 336 pages
A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.
Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.
Thank you to Farrar, Straus & Giroux for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review.
At approximately midnight last night, I finished reading this book in one sitting. My heart hurts and I have a weird urge to reread this already. AFTER THE FALL is profound, complex, and emotional, and I loved it.
AFTER THE FALL touches upon a variety of subjects through Raychel and her relationship with two brothers, Andrew and Matt Richardson. Raychel struggles to deal with the aftermath of the assault of a classmate, the threat of eviction, college, family and friendship dynamics, and her feelings for Andrew and Matt. This book handles all these themes and issues incredibly well; there’s a good balance of plot between each of the aspects of Raychel’s life that I really couldn’t stop reading.
You can read the rest of my review here!
Overall, this book is fantastic. It covers a remarkable number of themes and topics that are so important in YA literature. I loved it.
After studying Spanish and history at a small liberal arts school, Kate Hart taught young people their ABCs, wrote grants for grownups with disabilities, and now builds treehouses for people of all ages. Her debut YA novel, AFTER THE FALL, is coming January 2017 from FSG. She also contributes to YA Highway, hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know series, and will soon sell inappropriate handicrafts at The Badasserie.
Kate is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, and owns a treehouse-building business in northwest Arkansas, where she resides with her family.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of AFTER THE FALL, US Only.
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