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FREE DOWNLOAD ì Taylor Before and After â In journal entries alternating between two timelines before and after a tragic accident this heartfelt coming of age story follows the year that changes one girl s life forever Before, Taylor Harper is finally popular, sitting with the cool kids at lunch, and maybe, just maybe, getting invited to the biggest, most exclusive party of the year After, no one talks to her Before, she s friends with Brielle Branson, the coolest girl in school After, Brielle has become a bully, and Taylor s her favorite target Before, home isn t perfect, but at least her family is together After, Mom won t get out of bed, Dad won t stop yelling, and EliEli s goneThrough everything, Taylor has her notebook, a diary of the year that one fatal accident tears her life apart In entries alternating between the first and second semester of her eighth grade year, she navigates joy and grief, gain and loss, hope and depressionHow can Taylor pick up the pieces of what used to be her social life How can her house ever feel like home again after everything that s happened And how can she move forward if she can t stop looking back An Imprint Book Taylor Before and After is a beautifully told and deeply moving account of the torment of being young, the fear around fitting in and making friends, and how a single event can shatter your whole life It s a book every middle school child should read, a book every parent of a middle school child should read There s so much brilliance in how this novel is structured the way it moves back and forth in time through Taylor s personal journal, slowly revealing pieces of what s happened and how th Taylor Before and After is a beautifully told and deeply moving account of the torment of being young, the fear around fitting in and making friends, and how a single event can shatter your whole life It s a book every middle school child should read, a book every parent of a middle school child should read There s so much brilliance in how this novel is structured the way it moves back and forth in time through Taylor s personal journal, slowly revealing pieces of what s happened and how the events of a single day can ripple This is one of the best books I ve read in a very long time don t be fooled by the tag of YA Fiction It s for everyone This book, like young adulthood itself, is complex and multilayered The reader must navigate two alternating story lines life before, and life after, a tragic event that upends a family, a community, and most important to Taylor, the delicate balance of social acceptance Taylor tells her story through writing prompts, which feels similar to books conveyed through journal entries we are meant to experience, through Taylor s eyes, the drama and discomfort of living in two different worlds This book, like young adulthood itself, is complex and multilayered The reader must navigate two alternating story lines life before, and life after, a tragic event that upends a family, a community, and most important to Taylor, the delicate balance of social acceptance Taylor tells her story through writing prompts, which feels similar to books conveyed through journal entries we are meant to experience, through Taylor s eyes, the drama and discomfort of living in two different worlds at once Taylor struggles to reconcile the sunny, pineapple cocktail version of Oahu with the real people, and real experiences, of the island She sees the shiny haired girls who play reality tv style social games, the golden surfer boys who seem to float on life like they do on the waves, and the local families who literally don t have a dollar to spare for education Taylor experiences fleeting moments of belonging and then helplessly watches as her carefully navigated social status crumbles after the tragedy Mostly, though, we experience through Taylor the gap between mental wellness and mental illness When the story lines merge with an unexpected and satisfying conclusion, Taylor is forever changed, and the reader has a new appreciation for the beautiful, vicious, spirit lifting and spirit crushing swings of everyday young adulthood Wow This book was not what I expected, when I set to read a young adult fiction novel about a girl in the paradise of Hawaii I was surprised in so many great ways, pulled into this girl s family, friendships, and her relationship with her own mind and heart Taylor, her friends and frienemies , and her family members all carry traits of people I ve known I can relate to several of them, which made my heart swell and break like those very Hawaiian waves I loved the culture, the personalities Wow This book was not what I expected, when I set to read a young adult fiction novel about a girl in the paradise of Hawaii I was surprised in so many great ways, pulled into this girl s family, friendships, and her relationship with her own mind and heart Taylor, her friends and frienemies , and her family members all carry traits of people I ve known I can relate to several of them, which made my heart swell and break like those very Hawaiian waves I loved the culture, the personalities, the little details, the pets and the way this story is woven together to create a comforting blanket of togetherness I feel now,than I did before reading this book, that I am not alone in my joy or my pain I am personally inspired to write, now I can t wait to read what this author has coming, next, and I really want to visit Hawaii This is certainly not some graphic novel, or a strictly romantic vampire babysitter talent show reality star flip through This is a book written for young adults, today, living in a complicated world, with moving parts all around them, andquestions than answers A gem, a treat, and an honor to read This book helps teens work through life challenges, both internal and external in a gentle yet hopeful way It has an interesting and unique format of 2 timelines told through journal entries, but the change in voice makes it easy to understand We can all relate to main character, Taylor, in her quest to be popular, and then realize alongside her that there are manyimportant things in life.