Book Club - "After Ever After"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I promised I would and I did - I read the sequel to Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie. I have no shame in admitting I will likely read the occasional YA book for the rest of my life. Adolescent angst just speaks to me.

Also, since I got the first installment at the most amazing Little Free Library ever, I'm going to pop this one in there in case the prime donors haven't read it. I'm LFL's biggest fangirl and will def be visiting my little happy place long after Raz and I move. Plus, it's free, so how could Raz deny me?

They're selling Stumptown Cold Brew at TJ's now. Not as good as Anchorhead, but still worth a go.  
After Ever After follows the little brother from the first book, Jeffrey, once he hits 8th grade (the age his brother, Steven, was when Jeffrey was diagnosed with leukemia in the first book). Just like last time, I'm not going to get into any spoilers, but I will say it's a wonderful read full of lessons some of us don't learn until much, much later. And I can also say for any of us who have watched cancer make a big mess of things, it's no The Fault in Our Stars. It's tolerable and wrought with goodness. It won't make you clench your jaw and look up to keep the tears from spilling. AEA is a nice little departure from the day to day - a real life exploration of the hormone-laced time that calls itself middle school.

Check out the full description here - it's eligible for Prime.

What have you been reading lately? Hit me with reccos in the comments.


  1. Just finished The Art of Racing in the Rain. Have you read it? I loved every page and definitely recommend it (even Baris approves)!

    Adding After Ever After to my list :) P.S. Can we flip on the open sign for our book club?

    1. I haven't read that one, but heard really good things. And the author is local to Seattle :). Yes, let's turn the light on - send me a list of some of the ones you're considering?

  2. I'm really enjoying "Me Before You" if you haven't read it yet!

    1. I've been hearing about that one and need to add to the list! Thank you for letting me know :).


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