A review by notinjersey
AfterMath by Emily Barth Isler


In After/Math, Lucy’s family moves after her brother dies from a congenital heart defect. But at her new school she finds that she has joined a class full of survivors of a school shooting, where her grief over the loss of her brother seems different and separate from the shared trauma her classmates suffered.⁣ This was a touching book that addressed the aftermath of a school shooting as a community mourned as well as the aftermath of personal losses for families. I enjoyed the math jokes and puzzles included and the Jewish representation. I also loved Mr Jackson, who was a wonderful teacher. As it is about a difficult topic, I would recommend it for the older middle grade reader and their trusted adults. ⁣The author narrates the audio book herself and did a great job!