Thursday, April 29, 2010

After by Francine Prose

Review by Finn Armstrong - McAllister, Year 9.

The book follows the kids from Central High School, after a neighbouring school suffers an attack from some students.  The students at Central High are shocked at what happened.  Suddenly there are new rules for the students.  People start to notice that their friends,  are disappearing and also hearing on the grapevine that they are being killed.  The new Principal at the school, who seems like some kind of weird robot, and who convinces the parents that their own children are bad, starts cracking down on the students, there are new security measures put in, the students are not allowed to do the normal things they have always done. Even the parents are getting concerned. Counsellors who don't seem nice are brought in and things just get worse and worse.   This is a nasty book, it seems like it could really happen, not the nicest book you could read, but it is really good.

What I didn't like about it:  It was too short, only about 180 pages and the 50 Book Challenge is for books that have more than 200 pages.  I hope it counts!

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