"Afterward is a brave story about the transcendent power of friendship, told with remarkable grace."
- Ava Dellaira, author of Love Letters to the Dead
"Heartbreaking and heart mending, Afterward is a beautifully crafted novel that shows the power of hope and the resilience of one incredible boy and the people who care about him."
- Christa Desir, author of Bleed Like Me and Fault Line
"Afterward is a perceptive depiction of recovery from a trauma most of us have only read about in the news. Fans of Jennifer Mathieu's earlier books should be ecstatic: this is her best one yet."
- Cammie McGovern, author of Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling
"A thoughtfully rendered story of the healing power of friendship in the wake of trauma, Afterward is equal parts hopeful, moving, and nuanced."
- Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' and Side Effects May Vary
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