Sweet, Hereafter (Hardcover)
|Author: Angela Johnson|
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|In this follow-up to the novels "Heaven" and "The First Part Last," Johnson takes readers back to Heaven, Ohio, in a bittersweet tale of first love found and lost.|
From the Publisher:
Questioning her place in the world, Shoogy is restless and unsure about what her future holds until she meets Curtis, but when Curtis has to return to duty in Iraq and leave Shoogy behind, the two must struggle to keep their special bond strong throughout their painful separation.Sweet leaves her family and goes to live in a cabin in the woods with the quiet but understanding Curtis, to whom she feels intensely connected, just as he is called back to serve again in Iraq.
"Johnson does a good job of creating a love story that will attract teen girls, but because of the army aspect, boys will be interested as well." 01/01/2010 "[T]he characters and circumstances are never anything less than rich and real." 12/15/2009