Sunday, June 28, 2009

"After" by Francine Prose

The school shootings at Pleasant Valley upset many people, especially the kids who went to Central High School. It happened fifty miles away from them, and the school is taking it very seriously, like hiring a grief and crisis counselor named Dr. Willner. They think kids are so depressed that they would start a shooting at Central. All new rules are being made, and students, like Tom, feel like prisoners. There are metal detectors, backpack searches, and no wearing red. That's not all. People are getting sent away to " Rehab" camps and never being seen again. The school even e-mails the parents every night and to kids it is like their parents are brainwashed. Will everything stop, or will no one be able to stop it. Well, you will have to read After by Francine Prose.
I give this book five stars because the whole time, you hear the ridiculous rules and the nonstop need for survival in the school. It is a thriller and I recommend it to everyone.


soxrox00 said...

this book souns interesting...just by reading your summary i would mark it 5 stars!!! NICE JOB!!!Who is the Author?

The Librarian said...

I really liked this book, too. The theme reminds me of the famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Freedom rules, don't you agree?

booklover101 said...

Dear soxrox00, the author to After is Francine Prose. Thanks for your comment.