After the Woods

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Feb 23, 2016 - Young Adult Fiction - 320 pages
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"Statistically speaking, girls like me don't come back when guys like Donald Jessup take us."

Julia knows she beat the odds. She escaped the kidnapper who hunted her in the woods for two terrifying nights that she can't fully remember. Now it's one year later, and a dead girl turns up in those same woods. The terrible memories resurface, leaving Julia in a stupor at awkward moments-in front of gorgeous Kellan MacDougall, for example.

At least Julia's not alone. Her best friend, Liv, was in the woods, too. When Julia got caught, Liv ran away. Is Liv's guilt over leaving Julia the reason she's starving herself? Is hooking up with Shane Cuthbert, an addict with an explosive temper, Liv's way of punishing herself for not having Julia's back? As the devastating truth about Liv becomes clear, Julia realizes the one person she thinks she knows best-Liv-is the person she knows least of all. And that after the woods was just the beginning.

 

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User Review  - Mike_O - LibraryThing

Enjoyed. Wanted to get a better sense of 'in the woods' or 'during the woods' to get a better sense of state of mind, etc. of main character throughout story. Found the main character (high school age ... Read full review

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User Review  - emily.s - LibraryThing

I’m torn between loving and despising this book. I don’t like to be tricked. And even though so many clues were given to me and I was expecting some of it, I was -to say the least, disgusted. It’s ... Read full review

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Kim Savage was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and received her degree in English from Stonehill College. She lives with her husband and three children north of Boston, Massachusetts. After the Woods is her debut novel.

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