Annotation: Jeffrey Alper's is cancer free but not trouble free, his big brother is gone, his best friend is keeping secrets from him and he is struggling with prep for the state tests.
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Ever wondered what comes after Happily Ever After? Jeffrey Alper is living After Ever After. His cancer is in remission but he still suffers from "late effects", the wonderful things that chemotherapy and radiation do to a body besides kill the cancer. His big brother who was always there when he was sick has gone off to Africa to join a drum circle and can't be reached. Despite the bad stuff, (late effects and no brotherly advise) Jeffrey thinks that 8th grade will be his year to be normal, just one of the guys. There is even a cute new girl who might like him. But life doesn't always go the way we hope.
"Now I am not just Jeffrey Alper, struggling eighth grader. Since all this stuff has hit the fan, for the second time in my life, I am Jeffrey Alper, Official Town Cause. Go, me." Check out this book to discover what comes After Ever After.
Schneider Family Book Award 2011
"I recommend After Ever After because it is funny and sad at the same time." -Cameron T. age 13