Tuesday, February 9, 2010
After by Kristin Harmel
Publication Date: February 9, 2010
Versions: hardcover, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
Lacey's world shatters when her dad is killed in a car accident. And secretly? She feels like it’s her fault. If she hadn’t taken her own sweet time getting ready that morning . . . well, it never would have happened. Her mom wouldn’t be a basket case. Her brother Logan wouldn’t drink. And her little brother would still have two parents.
But life goes on even if you don’t want it to. And when Lacey gets the chance to make a difference in the lives of some people at school, she jumps at it. Making lemonade out of lemons is her specialty. Except she didn’t count on meeting a guy like Sam. Or that sometimes? Lemonade can be a pretty bitter drink to swallow.
This book is pretty much about how Lacey's dad dies and how she thinks it's her fault and through time she has to deal with the guilt. Overall, the writing was good but the characters were unlikeable. Her mom isn't caring enough, her brother is mean, and Lacey is annoying. She think's no one else has been through the same thing and puts herself high up on that list. She's overall very full of herself and the whole book is about how she doesn't want anyone else to pity her even though she pities herself.
Will I reread it?
Probably not. I liked it and will probably read more from the author but it wasn't overall my kind of book.