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What Comes After

Title

What Comes After

Authors

Steve Watkins

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9780763642501

Pages

334 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

aunt

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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