Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The After Girls by Leah Konen

The After Girls by Leah Konen
Publisher: Merit Press
Publish Date: April 18, 2013
Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1440561085

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Three bff's: Ella, Astrid and Sydney.  They have the summer after high school graduation all planned out.  Then Astrid commits suicide and the other two don't know how to handle it.

The grief, anger and even guilt of the two girls is very well done.  Ella thanks that Astrid is still trying to reach out and wants to figure out why Astrid would kill herself.  Sydney just wants to move on and forget all about it.

The writing is excellent and the characters are wonderful.  Grab a box of tissues, there will be crying.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, this sounds really good. Right up our alley. (Why do we like tragic contemps??) Thanks for the heads-up!