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Monday, December 26, 2016

Afterward by Jennifer Mathieu


Summary on Goodreads.

"When Caroline's little brother is kidnapped, his subsequent rescue leads to the discovery of Ethan, a teenager who has been living with the kidnapper since he was a young child himself. In the aftermath, Caroline can't help but wonder what Ethan knows about everything that happened to her brother, who is not readjusting well to life at home. And although Ethan is desperate for a friend, he can't see Caroline without experiencing a resurgence of traumatic memories. But after the media circus surrounding the kidnappings departs from their small Texas town, both Caroline and Ethan find that they need a friend--and their best option just might be each other."

Stories about healing are not for me. I prefer the chase, they why, the who and how. This book is about Ethan's recovery after he was rescued. It is also about Caroline dealing with her life after her bother was kidnapped and found. So here we go through those stages of recovery.

I frankly didn't like it just because "fictional healing" is not for me. This is a work of fiction, thus emotional recovery here is fictional. I know the author did research and all, but for me is just made up.