The Road to After by Rebekah Lowell

The Road to After by Rebekah Lowell

Gr. 5-8 Eleven-year-old Lacey and four-year-old Jenna have never known what it’s like to live without an abusive father hovering over them. He has lots of rules that make them and their mother fearful—so fearful that Jenna has never spoken a word. Everything changes one day when Daddy takes his terrorizing too far, finally prompting Mama to seek assistance from family and the police, who help the three get a fresh start on life. In this illustrated novel in verse, Lacey authentically tells of her and Jenna’s reluctance to let go of their father’s rules and their fears of what might happen if he finds them, despite his now being incarcerated. [Read the full review here]

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