The After-Room

The After-Room

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It's 1955, and Benjamin Burrows and Janie Scott are trying to live a safe, normal life in America. It's not easy, when they have the power to prevent nuclear disaster, and sinister forces are circling. Soon the advice of a mysterious, unscrupulous magician propels Janie and Benjamin into danger, and toward the land of the dead. Meanwhile, their friend Jin Lo washes up on a remote island where an American spy is stationed, and finds herself on the trail of a deadly threat in China. But she's on the other side of the world - how can Janie and Benjamin reach her? A satisying conclusion full of enchantment and heart, with Ian Schoenherr's stunning illustrations throughout.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 385.55g
  • Perigee Books,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black and white illustrations
  • 0147516943
  • 9780147516947
  • 89,778

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Praise for The After-Room

"This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin."--Kirkus Reviews

"A cerebral fantasy with enough action to keep readers on their toes."--School Library Journal "Meloy ends her trilogy on a satisfying note and manages an authorial sort of alchemy just short of being as miraculous as that performed by her protagonists: creating realistic historical fiction that gives an authentic cold war feel, along with potions that can turn one into a bird."--VOYA Praise for The After-Room

-This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin.---Kirkus Reviews

-A cerebral fantasy with enough action to keep readers on their toes.---School Library Journal
-Meloy ends her trilogy on a satisfying note and manages an authorial sort of alchemy just short of being as miraculous as that performed by her protagonists: creating realistic historical fiction that gives an authentic cold war feel, along with potions that can turn one into a bird.---VOYA Praise for The After-Room

This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin. Kirkus Reviews

A cerebral fantasy with enough action to keep readers on their toes. School Library Journal
"Meloy ends her trilogy on a satisfying note and manages an authorial sort of alchemy just short of being as miraculous as that performed by her protagonists: creating realistic historical fiction that gives an authentic cold war feel, along with potions that can turn one into a bird."--VOYA
" Praise for "The After-Room"
This series finale wraps up most of its loose ends in a satisfying bow, leaving just enough room for imaginative middle-grade readers and teens to conjure up their own futures for Janie and Benjamin. "Kirkus Reviews""
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A cerebral fantasy with enough action to keep readers on their toes. "School Library Journal"
"Meloy ends her trilogy on a satisfying note and manages an authorial sort of alchemy just short of being as miraculous as that performed by her protagonists: creating realistic historical fiction that gives an authentic cold war feel, along with potions that can turn one into a bird."--"VOYA
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About Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the award-winning author of The Apothecary and The Apprentices, as well as four books for adults: the short story collections Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. You can visit Maile at www.mailemeloy.com.
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Rating details

820 ratings
4.03 out of 5 stars
5 37% (301)
4 36% (292)
3 23% (187)
2 4% (36)
1 0% (4)
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