Wednesday, March 17, 2010

after the moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr

An unusual romance told from his point of view told in Garret-Freymann-Weyr's unique style. New Yorker Leigh moves to Maryland and changes high schools his senior year to be closer to his half sister after her father's death. He meets Maia, a disturbed girl with anorexia and cutting habits. He falls in love with her, becoming her protector and life coach, but when Maia's life spins out of control, he makes a choice that has severe consequences for their relationship. Freymann-Weyr's talent lies in creating complicated families and relationships, and After the Moment doesn't disappoint in those areas. Worth getting past the slow start. Give this to teens looking for romance from a guy's perspective. Grades 9+