His brother is dead. His parents are making new plans. His only plan is to run away.Aaron Saturn, 14, is an emotional zombie--stuck in grief for his little brother, Isaac, who died. Aaron longs for an escape, and thinks he's found one when he meets Kim, a girl living on the streets of New York City's East Village. But the real upheaval in his life hits when his parents reveal a startling plan to change their family. Aaron needs to learn that running away won't heal him. For that to happen, he must be willing to let love back into his life. Love that will lead him farther away than he ever imagined--all the way to China. In the tradition of The Last Time We Say Goodbye, After Isaac is a deeply affecting novel about death--and life.After Isaac touches on issues of grief in young adults, sibling loss, homeless youth, adoption and China's one-child policy.
- Juvenile Fiction
- 12 and up