Every Day After
Every Day After
Every Day After
Jennifer Holm's fans will root for Lizzie Hawkins. RUTA SEPETYS, New York Times bestselling author of BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY, says: "A beautiful story of acceptance and determination. Lizzie Hawkins reminds us that in the mids of losing something precious we may find something equally important: ourselves."It's been two months since Lizzie's daddy disappeared due to the awful Depression. Lizzie's praying he'll return to Bittersweet, Alabama, for her birthday. It won't feel special without him, what with Lizzie's Mama being so sad she won't even talk and the bank nipping at their heels for a mortgage payment.Daddy expected her to be the best at any cost. But Lizzie claims "that cost me my top grades and my best friend. It's dumped 'em both square into Erin's hands. She's gone batty if she thinks she's gonna get me carted off to the orphanage."While Lizzie waits, she gets comfort writing in her journal. As time passes, she can only picture her daddy's face by opening her locket. If others can get by, why did her daddy leave? If he doesn't return, how can she overcome the same obstacles that drove him away?

Book Details


  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Every Day After is a very good book about a girl named Lizzie. Her dad left when she was 9 or 10 years old.  Not long after he left, her mom got sick and stopped talking. Lizzie did not want anyone to know about her mom because she feared if they found out she would be taken to an orphanage, so she hid her Mom. Lizzie then runs into struggle after struggle including Erin a bully, a letter from the bank that says money is needed or the house will be lost, and losing a best friend.  Lizzie found a job at Mr. and Mrs. Hinkle’s store and things started looking up.

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