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- Verlag: Brilliance Corporation; Auflage: MP3 Una (20. Januar 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1611061369
- ISBN-13: 978-1611061369
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 1,3 x 17,1 cm
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After Ever After (Englisch)
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Praise for After Ever After
A 2011 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
[star] "A solid stand-alone novel that will leave an emotional, uplifting imprint on readers."-School Library Journal, starred review
"Will win over hearts."-Voice of Youth Advocates
Praise for After Ever After
A 2011 Schneider Family Book Award Winner
[star] A solid stand-alone novel that will leave an emotional, uplifting imprint on readers. School Library Journal, starred review
Will win over hearts. Voice of Youth Advocates
" -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Bibliothekseinband.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER, ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT, and the sequel to DRUMS called AFTER EVER AFTER. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Bibliothekseinband.
Jeffrey is ironically starting the eighth grade. That's the grade his older brother, Steven, was in when Jeffrey was diagnosed with leukemia. Jeffrey is now in remission from the disease, but he suffers from some side effects from the chemo treatment that saved his life. He walks with a limp, his attention wanders easily, and his brain just refuses to process anything related to math.
Not a big deal, you say. Well, if your father is an accountant and the mailman has just delivered a letter saying that every eighth grader in the state must pass a set of required tests, including a math test, or repeat the eighth grade, let's just say things have looked rosier.
A lot of other things have changed for Jeffrey, as well. His brother graduated from high school and went off to college. Again, not a big deal, but then Steven decided after three years of college that he would drop everything and head to Africa to become part of a drum circle. That left Jeffrey on his own to deal with his last year of middle school.
Fortunately, back in fourth grade, Jeffrey found his best friend, Tad. Tad was also a cancer survivor. In fact, Tad had survived the disease twice. It left him weak enough to need a wheelchair, but it certainly strengthened his wit and wisdom when it came to dealing with daily life.
When Tad learns about the state testing requirement, he steps up to help Jeffrey by becoming his official math tutor. The two make a deal that Jeffrey will study hard to pass the test, and Tad will train hard so he is able to walk across the eighth grade graduation stage under his own power.
Jordan Sonnenblick continues Jeffrey's story in his signature style using an authentic teenage voice and laugh-out-loud humor. By asking his main character to adjust to a learning disability and a physical handicap, as well as changes in his family structure, Sonnenblick creates a new depth to the sequel. The determination he showed as a young boy dealing with cancer helps him with the struggle to be successful at school and also at any new challenges thrown his way.
This is a sequel I was not expecting, but I was thrilled when it came to my attention.
Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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This book is written in a similar fashion to its predecessor. Both take you inside the mind
This book is written in a similar fashion to its predecessor. Both take you inside the minds of young adults as they try to cope with everything from daily routines to the love of their lives and the questions that come with life itself. The author does a superb job of relating to the middle school student and this is evident with each new 8th grade class. The moment I start the audio and they begin reading along, it only takes a page or two for every class, advanced or on level, to become transfixed in this fictional world.
Jeff and Tad are the best friend they had cancer and they both survived they don't have a good body like other kids and tad rides wheelchair. Lindsey loves to New Jersy and comes to their school Jeff falls in love with Lindsey right away. Lindsey thinks Jeff is cute and they become good friends Tad tries to get Lindsey and Jeff to be a girl friend and boy friend. Jeff likes to ride a bike but, Tad cannot even walk well and Jeff sucks at math before he had cancer he had all of the facts in his head and then after he went through cancer he sucked at math. They make promise that if Jeff passes the state taste that leads them to high school Tad will walk on the stage at graduation. Tad starts coming to Jeff's house to tutor him meanwhile Jeff and Lindsey gets closer and three of the become best buddy. Then Lindsey became Jeffs girlfriend then Tad tells Jeff that he is going to the hospital at graduation day and Jeff gets mad and yells at Tad. Few days later Jeff got a fever and went to the hospital when he comes back he feels like something that he doesn't know is happening. At the test day, everyone starts looking at him and Tad when the test starts Tad starts walking out of test room and every 8th grader does the same thing. After the event Jeff finds out that Tad asked every kid to get up and get out of the test room. Jeff plans to make a bikathon for Tad and plans that he will run 50 miles. Tad sends an ipod that has sad songs and then he writes a letter that give the best you got for my cancer treatment. After he runs 50 miles he sees his mom at finish line and see her crying.
After this part why don't you read the book and finds out how the story ends.
Jeffrey is in remission from his cancer, and in 8th grade is now navigating the world of middle school -- juggling the emotions of having a girlfriend who is truly interested in him as a person, an ascerbic best friend who is also a cancer survivor, and his family, particulary an older brother, whom he feels has deserted him to find himself in Africa with a drumming group. On top of all of that, Jeffrey still deals with the long-term effects of the powerful drugs that were part of his cancer treatment.
When I first read the back cover, I thought, "How depressing?" But the book is a blend of humor, sadness, and examples of deep, true friendship. From this I learned the true meaning of beau geste. The characters are believable, and the family dynamics reflect what I imagine it must be like to function on a day-to-day basis with a serious ill child.
I teach middle school, and we are using this book as our One Book, One School novel for this year. I think the students, many who did read Drums, Girls, and Dangerious (both boys and girls) will enjoy this as well
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