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The Beginning of After

On-Sale Date: April 16 2013
Format: Paperback, 448pp
ISBN# 9780061985805
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Price: $9.99


The Beginning of After is a story of hope and healing from Jennifer Castle, a powerful new voice in teen fiction.

When Laurel’s family dies in a horrific car accident, she struggles to put her life back together. She is now connected to David Kaufman, who lives down the block, and who lost his mother in the same crash. Both of their lives change—but not in the ways that they thought…

Castle blends tragedy with romance, teen angst, and wit in The Beginning of After, a bittersweet, powerful debut novel that stands as a testament to how people can survive the unthinkable.

Book Description

That was it.

The end of Before, and the beginning of After.

Sixteen-year-old Laurel's world changes instantly when her parents and brother are killed in a terrible car accident. Behind the wheel is the father of her bad-boy neighbor, David Kaufman, whose mother is also killed. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Laurel navigates a new reality in which she and her best friend grow apart, boys may or may not be approaching her out of pity, and overpowering memories lurk everywhere. Through it all there is David, who swoops in and out of Laurel's life and to whom she finds herself attracted against her better judgment. She will forever be connected to him by their loss—a connection that will change them both in unexpected ways.

Heart-wrenching and surprisingly witty, Jennifer Castle's debut novel is a testament to how drastically life can change in the span of a single moment.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I couldn't put it down. It was just and amazing and great book. Everyone should read it. It has everything. And it talks about some thing that teenagers go through. I definetly recommend it.


Read this recently and forgot to leave review. I'll fix that soon. Let me say, wow. I loved it. I cried, cursed, laughed and recommended. Fantastic read.


@Tiffasaurus - Looks like Kobo doesn't offer this book! That stinks. . . we'll look into why not.


The link to Kobo doesn't go to the book. It looks like they don't have it for sale on their site? Please fix this! I'm dying to read it on my kobo. :(


I really liked this book!!! It was really well written!


I really liked this book, i kind of cried but it was a very good book. Well written, the author did a great job!!!


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