Book: After (Francine Prose)

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Author: Francine Prose
Publisher: Joanna Cotler

The shootings in Pleasant Valley were fifty miles away, but at Central High a grief and crisis counselor is hired, security is increased, and privileges are being taken away. If you break the new rules, the punishment is severe. And the rules keep changing every day. It’s for their protection, yet fifteen-year-old Tom Bishop and his friends learn that things are far more sinister than they seem. Students and teachers begin disappearing.

And there’s no way to stop it.

From nationally best-selling and critically acclaimed author Francine Prose comes After—a haunting novel about what happens when protection goes too far, and what it means to have freedom extinguished in the name of safety.

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