After Isaac review by piercelg
After Isaac
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Juvenile Fiction
Five Star Award

Student Review

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Corning, New York, United States
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After Isaac is about a young boy named Aaron Saturn, who lost his brother to a sudden and tragic heart attack. Aaron lives day by day, struggling to move on. Even with the support of the people around him, Aaron struggles in his life.  Aaron learns that nothing can replace his brother Isaac, and many conflicts occur as his parents are trying to move on. To rebound from the constant thought of losing his baby brother, Aaron turns to rebellion and poor decision making. Soon after, Aaron meets Kim, a sweet girl from New York's Upper East Side. With the help of Kim, his parents, his friends, and some lessons learned from poor decisions along the way, Aaron learns to cope with his loss. Throughout this sweet and endearing book, readers ache as Aaron journeys through his grief.

Opinion: 

I can say that I LOVED this book! I found the narrator easy to connect with and relate to, maybe because I have experienced the death of a very close family member. My heart ached for Aaron, as I felt I was experiencing his grief and struggles with him. The author’s descriptions were spot on with what I went through- it was clear she did her research (or has experienced it herself). When my father passed away, I remember thinking that it is true what they say...everyone handles their grief differently. But what they do not say is that you have to live with others as they handle their grief differently than you do. The author nailed that.  I cannot say enough about this book, except maybe that I could not put it down. I read it in four sittings- all in the same day. I could not go to bed without finishing it. Overall this was a very good book.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - mature content

Explain your content rating: 

-Romantic Scenes -A Mature Subject (Some people may not handle the book the same as others based on the quite spot on description of emotions) -Explicit language used frequently

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