Aftershock

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Seventeen-year-old Adam and his parents are driving home to Rhode Island from a peace rally in Seattle when the accident happens. In a single, horrible moment, his parents are gone. And Adam is alone.

In a speechless state of shock, Adam begins walking across the country, toward home. But he can't think in a straight line: The past and present merge in his thoughts, and the future's a blank. As flashes of memory come to him -- some wonderful, some violent -- he begins to wonder if he has truly lost everything.
 

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User Review  - brdashleen - LibraryThing

A page turner. Incredible story of a teenage boy who walks home after being hurt in a car crash, across the country! He deals with all sorts of people on the way and slowly comes to terms with the reality of his situation all while not being able to utter a word. Engrossing! Read full review

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User Review  - kivarson - LibraryThing

This book begins with the untimely death of Adam's parents in a car crash on the way back to New England from a protest march in Seattle. As the name of the book implies, Adam is truly in shock ... Read full review

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Kelly Easton is the author of Walking on Air and The Life History of a Star, which was a Teen Readers Book Sense Top Ten book and a Golden Kite Award Honor winner. She has published stories in such literary journals as the Connecticut Review, the Paterson Literary Review, Iris, and Frontiers. Kelly Easton lives in Jamestown, Rhode Island.

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