After Ever After

After Ever After

by Jordan Sonnenblick
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After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick

Jeffrey isn't a little boy with cancer anymore. He's a teen who's in remission, but life still feels fragile. The aftereffects of treatment have left Jeffrey with an inability to be a great student or to walk without limping. His parents still worry about him. His older brother, Steven, lost it and took off to Africa to be in a drumming circle and "find himself." Jeffrey has a little soul searching to do, too, which begins with his escalating anger at Steven, an old friend who is keeping something secret, and a girl who is way out of his league but who thinks he's cute.

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ISBN-13: 9780545722872
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 83,000
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About the Author

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.

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After Ever After 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Teachtown More than 1 year ago
"But most of my earliest memories are of spinal taps, throwing up for two hours straight on my birthday, watching my own hair fall out while my friends were worried about learning how to write their names in crayon. And I guess Steven has lot of those shocks, too, through being my brother. But that's still not the same as being me." Calling all teachers, parents and educators: Jordan Sonnenblick might just be the most important young adult author on the market! This man has found a niche that millions of teenagers have been desperately waiting to be filled. In a delicate way that blends good humor with tough reality, his books address critical issues related to family, friendship, school, life and death. Sonnenblick obviously understands what kids are going through and knows how to help them feel more comfortable with their daily challenges and goals through wholesome literature. I wish more authors would write with such purpose and passion to spread meaningful messages to young readers. In "Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie," Jeffrey was fighting cancer as his older brother, then 8th-grader Steven, threw his whole life into providing the necessary support for his sick brother. Now, in this sequel to "Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie," Jeffrey is in remission. In the aftermath of his sickness, a lot has changed besides his health status. Jeffrey's older brother has gone on hiatus to Africa to escape the responsibilities that he couldn't avoid when he was playing second fiddle to his Jeffrey's cancer battle. Their parents continue to worry about finances and state testing requirements following the imposing learning disabilities cancer treatments and medications have handed their young son. Jeffrey's best friend, Tad, also has his share of challenges to worry about. Together, they face the mystic challenges of deciphering the baffling words and actions of girls, setting seemingly unreachable goals, and clearing up the cloudy meaning of life. This book hit home for me in many ways. One example is that it reminded me of my 10th grade year, when my older brother - my best friend, idol and mentor throughout my grade school years - joined the Marine Corps and moved overseas to Japan. This person I'd counted on for so long was suddenly nowhere to be found. I remember how hard it was for me to deal with the void he'd left behind. I'm sure a lot of people can relate to similar feelings of loss and abandonment. "I wish I could remember now what I was thinking during those next two hours, because they were the last good hours I was going to have for a long time. But nobody ever tells you in advance when you should concentrate on the good times - that's why you're supposed to try to do it every day." Be sure to read "After Ever After" sooner rather than later! Books don't get much better than this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Need to read love jordan sonnenblick!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Very moving. Enjoyed as much as drums girls and dangerous pie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't stop reading this book! I'm forcing myself to go to bed right now at 12:00am so I can wake up for school tomorrow!
Andy_Nguyen More than 1 year ago
After Ever After is about what happens after Jeffery  is cancer-free.  While recovering from cancer, Jeff struggles in school.  Jeff is failing math and if he doesn't pass his test at the end of the year, he will have to redo 8th grade. Throughout the story, he meets a pretty girl named Lindsay who is a new student from California.  In order to pass his math class, Jeff is tutored by his PE teacher and his best friend Tad, who also is a cancer survivor.  Will Jeffery be able to pass his test?  Read the book After Ever After to find out.  I liked the book because it was a fast pace book and it's easy to read.  My final rating for this book is four stars.T
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth a read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THe most saddest ending ever !!! IM happy for jeff but tad.... hes my favorute chraacter ever i just love him!! Ahmazing book evrr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book it was sooo good. You really need to read tgis if you read Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Jeffrey talking about Tad being dead and everything, I didn't even realize I was crying until the pages were splattered with tear-drops. Poor D.A.... The first book was good too, but this one had me up until 12:47 a.m.
SpartanReading More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the book, Ever After Ever by Jordan Sonnenblick. This book is a sequel to another really good book Drums Girls & Dangerous Pie. In Drums Girls & Dangerous Pie, Jeffery is a kindergardener who has leukemia. In After Ever After, Jeffery is an eighth grader, who is in remission. His best friend Tad, is also another cancer survivor, and still in remission. This book will make you cheer for Jeff and Tad but it might also make you cry for them! Tad is a very tough and good friend to Jeffery. When Jeffery wan't doing so well in math, Tad tutored him. Tad is a good friend also because even though he had issues with his personal help, he didn't want to tell Jeff what happened because he was worried it would distract him from doing good on the math standardized test scores. Not only will Jeff have to lose something in this book he also has to go through drama of everyday life, girlfriends, tests, homework, his brother and even his parents! To anyone who like romance & everyday life books would love After Ever After! I defiantly didn't have to think twice about giving this book 5 stars!! If you start this book you might never be able to put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love love this book!!!!! This is a wonderful, tragic and moving book and series if you want to call it that. Jourdan sonnenblick got it once again. Love the author!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
AFTER EVER AFTER by Jordan Sonnenblick is the sequel to DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE. It is eight years later and life is continuing for the Alper family. 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.
This_Kid_Reviews_Books More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! Personally, I thought this book was even better than Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie (which I LOVED), probably because you come to care about Jeffrey (Steven's little brother who has cancer) in Book #1 and instead of making this book about Steven again, we get to learn about Jeffrey and what it is like to be him. The story takes place when Jeffrey is at the same age Steven was at in the first book (8 years have passed since Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie). Mr. Sonnenblick writes this book as realistically as the first, and I loved all the characters. As a middle grade kid myself, I feel like I connect with Jeffrey - the readers gets to know him that well. I think that Mr. Sonnenblick is a great author who portrays the mind of a teenager very well. Like in the first book, Mr. Sonneblick uses humor to diffuse some really tense issues in the story. I love his writing style! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is kinda sad in a good way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. Jordan is halarious. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sonnonblick is a wonderful author. This book is an amazing read. I couldnt put this book down. A must read for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so touching and inspiring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont tell me anything!!!!!!!!!!!! Im going to get from library tom. And read it so shout up big mouths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greats book but very sad and moving
Anonymous 12 months ago
Read it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It's that good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I' ve only got the sample but as far as i' ve got its super! Its also on my wishlist!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was read by one of great friends who has been battling cancer 5 know and he says that this story is almost exactly what he went through as a teen.