Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Amy Efaw

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  • Publisher: The Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 203mm x 33mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 9 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0142415901
  • ISBN 13: 9780142415900
  • Sales rank: 109,796

Product description

Who could do such a thing? Certainly not someone like Devon DavenportNa straight-A student-athlete with everything going for her. But in a moment of denial, desperation, and sheer panic, she did something that most people couldnOt even imagine. And now Devon is being charged with attempted murder. In a skillfully crafted story, Amy Efaw takes readers through the days leading up toNand afterNDevonOs crime, painting an unexpected picture of a truly empathetic character caught up in an unimaginable situation."

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Author information

Amy Efaw ( is a former Army officer and freelance journalist. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. This is her second novel.

Customer reviews

By Lia 21 Sep 2012 5

You can see a girl leaning at a wall made of glass looking in the future. It looks nice and it belongs somehow to the story. The title sounds interesting. After what ? What happened ? It makes you nervous not to know what happened.

Devon is a 15-year old girl, who attends high school and plays soccer. When you start reading this book you just think Devon might be a "normal" girl. But she isn't. When you read the next chapters, pages, you'll be confronted with Devon's attitude, her feelings.
Devon's mother is the kind of person Devon never wanted to be. She is most the time not at home, she has very often new boyfriends.

The topic is very hard to read, to think of it. When you read articles in a newspaper like "baby found in a waste bin", you think what kind of person would do it. What kind of mother ? A teenage mother ? Beeing pregnant when you're just a teenager must be hard. How is it being pregnant when you're only a child ?
Amy Efaw deals with a topic in a good way. A very good way.
The containment was unbelievable and great. I love the way Amy Efaw writes.

I loved this book and I would recommend you to read it. A great work. After reading it there is a guide with questions to deal with the book. I like such guides.

Review quote

-Efaw captures Devon+s mortification, denial, and despair, shifting fluidly between her present experiences in a juvenile jail and the terrifying night a baby inexplicably arrived.+ -"Kirkus Reviews"