Alicia Afterimage
Alicia Afterimage
Alicia Afterimage
Lulu Delacre
On the evening of September 24, 2004, sixteen-year-old Alicia MarĂ­a Betancourt was killed in a car accident. Popular, happy, fun-loving Alicia daughter, sister, and friend to so many gone in an instant. How would those left behind cope with such a sudden, devastating loss? Wrestling with grief, anger, mortality, and spirituality, Alicia's loved ones struggle to create a lasting place in their hearts for someone who is no longer a physical presence. They share joyful and painful memories, and discover the resilient power of enduring friendship and love. In time, each person finds a way to heal while keeping Alicia's vibrant spirit alive for those who knew her, and those who never will. Alicia Afterimage is a remarkable story of loss and recovery, but mostly it is a story of love. In this moving tribute to an extraordinary girl, readers will find a pathway through grief and a road map to remembrance. It is a book of comfort for all teens and adults who seek a way to ease the pain of losing someone they cherished.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Alicia Betancourt was a normal, pretty, popular teenager. Her peers, teachers and parents adored her and she lived an untroubled life. All this was brought to a halt with one fatal car wreck. Alicia Afterimage is a collection of memoirs about Alicia. These memoirs come from her friends and family, the people who knew her best. These treasured memories are wound so perfectly together that they evoke emotion from readers with ease.

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