After ever after / Jordan Sonnenblick.

By: Sonnenblick, JordanContributor(s): Kostiw, Marijka [bkd] | Scholastic Press [pbl]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2010Edition: 1st edISBN: 9780439837064 (hardcover); 0439837065 (hardcover)Subject(s): Cancer -- Patients -- Juvenile fiction | Middle schools -- Juvenile fiction | Schools -- Juvenile fiction | Best friends -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- New Jersey -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Juvenile fiction | New Jersey -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.S6984 | Aft 2010A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.
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CML Adolescent Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
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"A Junior Library Guild selection."

"Book design by Marijka Kostiw"--t.p. verso.

Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-9-In Jordan Sonnenblick's Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie (2004), eighth-grader Steven deals with his younger brother Jeffrey's diagnosis of leukemia. In this sequel (2010, both Scholastic), Jeffrey is now in the eight grade and his cancer is in remission. He met his best friend, Tad, in the fourth grade when they were both undergoing treatment for cancer. Now, as a result of Jeffrey's chemotherapy and radiation treatments, he suffers from attention span issues and is worried about taking the new state middle school proficiency exams. Supporting him through his struggle to prepare for the tests are his parents, Tad, new girl Lindsey, and the eccentric gym teacher. Nothing seems to help; he fails the pre-test and loses hope of joining his classmates in graduation to ninth grade. Meanwhile, his big brother Steven who has always been there for him, decides to drop out of college and head to Africa to do some soul searching, leaving a huge hole in Jeffrey's already shaky world. At the last minute, the entire eighth grade stages a walk-out during the exams in support of Jeffrey. Nick Podehl does a fine job of portraying all the characters, highlighting the frequent humor and occasional poignancy. A sure hit with middle schoolers.-Jennifer Ward, Albany Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed DRUMS, GIRLS, & DANGEROUS PIE, NOTES FROM THE MIDNIGHT DRIVER, ZEN AND THE ART OF FAKING IT, and the sequel to DRUMS called AFTER EVER AFTER. He lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two children.

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