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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    ¿What Comes After¿ Review In ¿What Comes After,¿ the story is

    “What Comes After” Review

    In “What Comes After,” the story is about a teenage girl named Iris whom

    has suffered the loss of her father, and the abandonment of her mother when she was a

    little girl. She has to leave everything behind including her best friend Beatrice back in

    Maine, to go live with her Aunt Sue and cousin, Book, down in North Carolina. Iris’s

    life is filled with only sorrow and heavy chores around the farm; not to mention the

    hatred she has to deal with from her aunt. The only friends Iris has is a dog named

    Gnarly, and the other residents that live on the farm- goats, but one day, everything

    changes when Aunt Sue’s abuse is taken too far.

    The author of “What Comes After,” Steve Watkins, wrote this because he was

    trying to convey to the reader that life isn’t what you’ll normally expect- a perfect family,

    perfect friends, etc. That simply doesn’t exist, but, he did try to tell his audience

    that what comes after a big storm, is a rainbow. Just when you think you are thrown a

    curve-ball, be ready to swing at it in case it’s curved right toward your face.

    This book has a moral, and that is basically the importance of staying strong

    throughout the rough moments life can throw at you; if you don’t, then there’s no reason

    to fight for your life in the first place. Iris thought she had nothing, but really, all she had

    was herself and the animals on the farm, and that was all she really needed; all she fought


    Personally, I find this book interesting. The reason why I find it interesting,

    is because it is easy to connect to, and understand what this girl was going through. It

    gives the readers some gratification to know that their lives aren’t as bad as Iris’s life.

    It makes the readers feel thankful as well. Pretty much anyone who likes the thrill of an

    “emotional rollercoaster” would enjoy curling up with this book on a rainy afternoon.

    The story, although fictional, is accurate to regular aspects of life: teen hood,

    family issues, school, etc. This novel did a great job of making that connection with the

    reader because we all either are, or have gone through some sort of dilemma that has left

    a mark on us. So, because of this connection with the events that happen to Iris, it gives

    the audience an opportunity to bond with her not just as a character, but as a real person,


    In my opinion, the topic of this storyline is what everyone needs to read. If people

    didn’t, they wouldn’t necessarily be ignorant, but would be hindering themselves from

    wonderful emotional experience. They would also ignore the fact on how to perceive life

    different from the norm.

    The thoroughness is clear and is interpreted well. Everything that happens

    to Iris is explained through her thought process. Iris explains why Aunt Sue is

    bitter; she explains why Book acts the way he does, and Iris can interpret why Beatrice

    doesn’t act the same after she moved to North Carolina. All current events are clear,

    except for why there’s a predicament between her mother, and Aunt Sue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    To: I never read this book yet

    1 . It should be i havent read this book yet or something like that.
    2. It is illegal to assult someone and when he did someone found out and he was sent to jail.
    Hope this helped,

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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