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What Comes After

Title

What Comes After

Authors

Steve Watkins

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Pages

334 pages

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780763642501

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family Member Death; kinship care; family violence; death of a father; aunt raising niece; abusive aunt; abusive cousin; domestic abuse

Annotation

When her veterinarian father dies, sixteen-year-old Iris Wight must move from Maine to North Carolina where her Aunt Sue spends Iris's small inheritance while abusing her physically and emotionally, but the hardest to take is her mistreatment of the farm animals.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

aunt

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Awards

Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, 2013-2014; Nominee; Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2012-2013; Nominee; The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Keywords

child abuse; animals; inheritance; farm; jail; North Carolina; vegetarian

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

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