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Amy, St Albans Girls School

After the Fire

This book is about one girl who survived the Waco Siege. The book is really clever because it flips from before the siege to after it creating a strong image of what it must have been like for the survivors and the people who lost their lives fighting. The Waco siege was when the Government invaded a compound belonging to a group of religious people and it happened in 1993. SPOILER AHEAD!

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......In the book, Moonbeam survives the siege and is taken to a hospital type place where she lives for the foreseeable future. Throughout the story, Moonbeam talks to a therapist who asks questions about what happened. Later on, in the meetings, they are joined by a detective. The befores and afters show how traumatising the event must have been and the lead up to it.

I really enjoyed this book and I found it extremely interesting. The story was moving and thought-provoking. The moral makes you think about society and how people treat it. I would recommend this book to people who like an adventure and emotional story because this ticks all the boxes!

Posted on: 3rd May 2018 at 04:23 pm

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