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Maya, Oxted

After the Fire

This book grabs the reader from the very first page, and even if the pace slows down a bit after this - and the before/after structure is slightly confusing - you will get the hang of it after the first few chapters. The novel is based on true events, as the author describes at the back of the book. It shows how power can corrupt people. I thought the plot was very original, and the dialogue was really good. You also get to know the characters quite well.

The protagonist, seventeen-year-old Moonbeam, is a survivor of a terrible fire and, shaken by the traumatic event, she is taken to hospital to work with a psychiatrist. Through the book, we learn, through flashbacks/memories of Moonbeam's life in a religious cult. With the help of doctors, Moonbeam is able to let go of the lies she was fed, and unravel the secrets that lead to the fire.

After The Fire is an emotional, action-packed story and I really enjoyed reading it. Fans of Mockingjay (The Hunger Games) should like this book.

Posted on: 15th April 2018 at 03:57 pm

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