After Ever After

By Jordan Sonnenblick

(Before you read this post, you should read my review of Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie.)

After Ever After, the brother to Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, is really inspiring. Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie leaves off when Jeffrey is about 9. After Ever After is told from Jeffrey’s viewpoint this time. He’s all grown up and about to graduate from middle school. His older brother Steven has flown off to Africa to join a drum circle. Jeffrey’s overcome his cancer and met another survivor, too. Thaddeus Ibsen is no ordinary kid. He’s survived cancer two times and now uses a wheelchair. Lindsey Abraham comes into this story, too. She’s a newcomer from California and thinks Jeffrey’s cute; that grosses him out. I don’t want to spoil the end, so read the book to find out more.

You can read more about Jordan Sonnenblick here. (I got to see him at my favorite bookstore, Quail Ridge Books and Music, in February, and he was really cool.)