The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside a fence with her family. After, she's trapped, now in a federal facility.
Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. After, there are too many people asking questions, wanting to know what happened to her, trying to find out who she really is.
Before, she thought she was being protected from something. After, people are telling her that now she's finally safe.
She isn't sure what's better, before or after, all she knows is that there are questions she can't answer, and if everything she's been told is a lie, how can she know who's telling the truth now?
Praise for After the Fire:
"Genuinely different...thrilling and spellbinding "--Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The gripping story of survival and escape...It will keep you up late until you get to the very end."--Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Truly Devious
Best Fiction for Young Adults - American Library Association