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Best friends Matt and Cole grapple with their changing relationships during the summer after high school in this impactful evocative story about growing up and moving on from a traumatic past Surviving was just the beginning Eleven years after a shooting rocke. Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest This book broke my heart and nobody is talking about it That is so not fair I want everyone else to read this book so they can be just as miserable as I am because this book absolutely shredded me and it is so so worth it Seriously am I even allowed to give out this many positive ratings in a row Pretty sure I m going to lose my McComplainy badge if I don t start being just a teensy bit obnoxiously picky per usual But EVERY MOMENT AFTER grabbed me from the first chilling scene and wouldn t let me goThis is a book that everyone in the United States needs to read It s about a small town facing the aftermath of a devastating shooting that resulted in the deaths of a bunch of first graders The survivors of that class are now high school seniors and at their graduation there is a row of empty black cloaked seats The two narrators Cole and Matt are both wreaked with survivor s guilt and facing a litany of diagnosed mental health disorders as well as physical ones hand injury and diabetesCole was on the cover of the magazine chronicling the horrible event carried out of the school in the arms of a policeman He doesn t remember anything about that day probably dissociative amnesia but the tragedy has left its mark on him he s withdrawn and socially anxious He wants to impress the girl he likes but keeps pulling back Self destructive impulses make him push people away and even get him involved in light drug dealing He s filled with anger that has nowhere to go and his father s recent passing after a bitter and painful fight with cancer has only added to the tragedyMatt has type 1 diabetes and that s the reason he was staying home on the day when several of his classmates died His brush with death has made him obsessed and he asks everyone he knows about the details over and over again seemingly unable to stop He s never fully recovered psychologically and seems to have untreated depression as he has suicidal ideation and feels guilt for just being alive This guilt soon blossoms into risk taking behaviors such as not taking his medication getting into a relationship with an older off limits woman and alcohol abuse Every one keeps telling him how lucky he is for being rich and good looking but all he feels is raw painThe characters in EVERY MOMENT AFTER don t purport to be perfect They are flawed often unlikable individuals with really serious problems and often behave in unlikable ways That s what makes them feel so real though The foolish decisions they make feel like the things a really troubled teenager might do if they were struggling to lash out It also takes one of the most grim and realistic views of the aftermath of gun violence that I have ever seen One of the reviewers for this book applauded the author for not showing the violence or the perpetrator in the book itself and I really agree with her opinion I think it s important to not accord people who commit violence with attention and instead focus on those who are hurting innocent kids their parents and the community Moldover even touches upon the debate of gun control and manages to show without being heavy handed at all the damage that possession of weapons can do in the wrong handsI loved EVERY MOMENT AFTER It was wrenching raw and real and pitch perfect in a time of political turmoil where the debate for gun control keeps coming up again and again Students should not go to school and feel afraid and they should never be forced to grow up to relive that pain and suffering for every moment after the tragedy This book communicates this beautifully and its haunting message of despair and hope will both break you and put you back together again Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 45 stars

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Every Moment After

D the small town of East Ridge New Jersey and left eighteen first graders in their classroom dead survivors and recent high school graduates Matt Simpson and Cole Hewitt are still navigating their guilt and trying to move beyond the shadow of their town's grie. Cole and his best friend Matt are part of that class You know the one a shooter killed seventeen kids and their principal Now they re graduating with eighteen empty chairs draped in black Matt feels guilty for being home sick from his diabetes is self destructive and tacitly suicidal acts like a jerk sometimes and is thoughtful and kind Cole was the boy in the picture than won the prize for best photo of the year stone faced covered in blood carried out by the cop He still has PTSD is grieving the recent loss of his father from cancer and desperately wants to ask Viola outJoseph Moldover hits the right notes of mental illness without naming the conditions Cole had therapy in the past but Matt is the one who played Russian Roulette with his diabetes Several of his stunts could have killed him and I wondered whether he d survive the bookTold from Cole s and Matt s points of view I was able to see the impact each had on the other Both young men grew throughout EVERY MOMENT AFTER though at times I wasn t certain which way Matt was headed His part of the story ended too uickly for meEVERY MOMENT AFTER is a sobering look at the aftermath of a school shooting eleven years later

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F Will Cole and Matt ever be able to truly leave the ghosts of East Ridge behind Do they even want to As they grapple with changing relationships falling in love and growing apart these two friends must face the uestion of how to move on and truly begin living. I don t usually read YA but I got an advance copy of this book and the description just got to me right away The premise of the story what happens to the kids left behind after a school shooting was powerful and original The topic couldn t be sensitive but I m both happy and relieved to say the author pulled it off You get your heart strings pulled and you get to seriously engage a topic in a safe wayRest assured the school shooting isn t presented in detail It happened years before and there isn t even a single scene of it in the book though it haunts all the characters in their own uniue waysThe author finds a way to approach this highly important and necessary topic in an indirect refracted way so it allows the reader to think about it without having to experience it head on Hopefully this book will help broaden the discussion of this subject nationally and perhaps even give younger readers a safe framework in which they can address gun violence and our tragic epidemic of school shootersMy understanding is that the author is also a child psychologist which probably helped him navigate this delicate matterWell done


10 thoughts on “Every Moment After

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest This book broke my heart and nobody is talking about it That is so not fair I want ev

  2. says:

    Because my family lived in Sandy Hook when the shooting occurred I was very reluctant to read this book Thankfully a colleague who knew my relationship to this event convinced me that I could handle it She was right This is in my o

  3. says:

    I got an early reading copy buying for kids in my family when it comes out A good YA book for all kiddos and adults I loved it but especially boys Yes it's about the traumatic aftermath of a school shooting all too familiar but the book does

  4. says:

    I had the uniue opportunity to be an early reader for this amazing novel by Joe Moldover Moldover has created a story that captures the lasting impact of what it means to be a survivor of a school shooting and the legacy that imparts

  5. says:

    Every Moment After follows the story of two teenage boys Matt and Cole in the summer after their high school graduation When they were in first grade eighteen of their classmates were killed in a school shooting In the summe

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    Cole and his best friend Matt are part of that class You know the one a shooter killed seventeen kids and their principal Now they’re graduating with eighteen empty chairs draped in black Matt feels guilty for being home sick from his diabetes is self destructive and tacitly suicidal acts like a jerk sometimes and is thoughtful and kind Cole was the boy in the picture than won the prize for best photo of the year stone faced covered in b

  7. says:

    I don't usually read YA but I got an advance copy of this book and the description just got to me right away The premise of

  8. says:

    An extraordinary book with an important message written and expressed so beautifully Thank you for sharing these c

  9. says:

    45 I loved this book Having 3 sons I wasn’t sure I could read a story about a school shooting but it wasn’t about the shootingit was about the aftermath or the “every moment after” which is the aptly named title The relationship between Cole and Matthew was so touching and genuine and importantly realis

  10. says:

    I received an advance copy of this book and am so glad I did Every Moment After is one of the most genuine and insightful stories of friendship I’ve read Set a decade after a devastating incident it examines the repercussions of t

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