• Title: After Isaac
  • Author: Avra Wing
  • ISBN: 9780615669465
  • Page: 472
  • Format: Paperback
  • After Isaac Aaron Saturn is an emotional zombie stuck in grief for his little brother Isaac who died Aaron longs for an escape and thinks he s found one when he meets Kim a girl living on the streets of
    Aaron Saturn, 16, is an emotional zombie stuck in grief for his little brother, Isaac, who died Aaron longs for an escape, and thinks he s found one when he meets Kim, a girl living on the streets of New York City s East Village But the real upheaval in his life hits closer to home When his parents reveal a startling plan to change their family, Aaron goes into a tailspAaron Saturn, 16, is an emotional zombie stuck in grief for his little brother, Isaac, who died Aaron longs for an escape, and thinks he s found one when he meets Kim, a girl living on the streets of New York City s East Village But the real upheaval in his life hits closer to home When his parents reveal a startling plan to change their family, Aaron goes into a tailspin He needs to learn that running away won t heal him For that to happen, Aaron must be willing to let love back into his life Love that may lead him to a real adventure Avra Wing is a remarkably astute writer In After Isaac she handles the weightiest material life and death, birth and loss with the lightest of touches Aaron Saturn and his lovely, heartbroken family will stay with you long after this novel s pitch perfect ending Ben Dolnick, author of I Know Who You Are and Zoology

    One Reply to “After Isaac”

    1. First, I have to say that I won this for free from Now I can say that I LOVED this book! Maybe because I too have experienced the death of my brother, but I found the narrator easy to connect with and relate to. My heart ached for him, as I felt I was experiencing his grief and struggles with him. The authors descriptions were spot on with what I went through- it was clear she did her research (or has experienced it herself). When my own brother passed away, I remember thinking that it's true wh [...]

    2. *I won this book through First Reads Giveaways*[May Contain Spoilers]I really enjoyed this book. It was a heartbreaking story of a teen's struggle to deal with life after the death of his little brother. He's sad, angry, damaged, and hopeless. He goes into an ever-more-depressing spiral and hits rock bottom when he meets a homeless runaway and takes ecstasy with her after finding out that his parents are planning to adopt a new child.The writing style is excellent and the narration style is evoc [...]

    3. After Isaac, this is my thirty-fourth book that I have received and read from . This story is about a family that lost their eleven year old son, he dies in his sleep with no apparent cause for his death. Aaron his thirteen year old brother, they share their bedroom and do every thing together, Aaron feels he is at fault for not seeing signs that night and saving his brothers life. Aaron cannot get over his brothers death and is seeking a psychologist for this problem. In the story mom and dad a [...]

    4. After Isaac by Avra Wing is a deep and thoughtful book about a teenage boy, Aaron Saturn, and his family in the aftermath of the sudden and unexpected death of his younger brother, Isaac. It is a profound story exploring the emotional distraught and grief as a result of losing a loved one, and it is about letting go of the blame on oneself, moving on, and living. I liked the use of little references to foreshadow the event that gives the family hope and a reason to ‘live’. Also the stories o [...]

    5. The intimate scenes Avra Wing presents here, of a family in the midst of recovery after a tragedy, have stayed with me. The protagonist, Aaron Saturn, one day musing on bodhisattvas in a museum, says "Maybe, and I know this sounds cheesy, we can all be bodhisattvas in a small way. Maybe even me. Someday. It's not easy. Maybe wanting to try is the first step."This line sums up his attitude about life "After Isaac." We watch the family come to the point where they want to try, where they take thos [...]

    6. This was a really sweet story told by Aaron a 16 yr old boy. 3 yrs ago his 11 yr old brother suddenly dies leaving his family in heartbreak. His story takes place over about a yr time frame 2 yrs later. The family still haven't really learned to cope with losing Isaac. He tells of all the good and bad decisions made by him and his parents trying to overcome the obstacles to being happy again. He learns to trust in his friends, the one that has always been there and some new ones. I like the endi [...]

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