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Freymann-Weyr does a lot of telling without showing to fill in Leigh's background and emotional states, which makes the pacing drag.

Freymann-Weyr does a lot of telling without showing to fill in Leigh's background and emotional states, which makes the pacing drag. The story moves back and forth in time, and the delineation between the two isn't always clear. The book's strengths lie in the characterizations and the author's ability to convey the many complex layers of love. Readers who love doomed, tearjerker romances will be enthralled by Leigh and Maia’s fate, if they stay with the story through Leigh’s complicated family angst and personal apathy. Freymann-Weyr does a lot of telling without showing to fill in Leigh’s background and emotional states, which makes the pacing drag.

A novel by the Printz Honor author Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a boy who discovers what happens when love fails us-or we fail love. Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty.

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A new novel by the Printz Honor author Garret Freymann-Weyr, about a boy who discovers what happens when love fails us—or we fail love.

Maia Morland is pretty, only not pretty-pretty. She’s smart. She’s brave. She’s also a self-proclaimed train wreck.

Leigh Hunter is smart, popular, and extremely polite. He’s also completely and forever in love with Maia Morland.

Their young love starts off like a romance novel—full of hope, strength, and passion. But life is not a romance novel and theirs will never become a true romance. For when Maia needs him the most, Leigh betrays both her trust and her love.

Told with compassion and true understanding, After the Moment is about what happens when a young man discovers that sometimes love fails us, and that, quite often, we fail love.

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In my opinion, the way all of the details of the story come back to the basis of sex is kind of strange. I have not been introduced to that topic much in my reading experiences. All in all, it was a fantastic story that anyone with satisfactory knowledge of sex would appreciate.
A masterpiece. Like most good books, this one explained parts of my own life to me, as much as it explained itself. It's a book to re-read, and will certainly become a classic for anyone at any age.
This was such a...deep book. Right from the start I was already deeply connected to the characters and as the book progressed I felt as if they were one my friends; I was sad when they were sad, angry when they were angry, happy at the few rare times they were happy.
This is not a typical happy go-lucky YA book, it is full of deep messages and hidden meanings that are hidden behind feelings that are not shown and cryptic messages that are given as advice. After the Moment also deals with a lot of issues that are explored in YA, but not too often in one novel. It's full of heartbreak, love, issues of rape, alcohol, divorce, and with a boy trying to find out who he is and who he wants to become based on an entire slew of events brought about by not only his family, but the love of his life.
After the Moment starts out with Leigh hearing about a death and he has to go comfort his step sister Millie. Millie is the one thing in Leigh's life, so far, that makes him happier than any thing else (next to soccer). Leigh goes to comfort Millie after this death and while he is staying with her at his father's house (Leigh's parents are divorced) he meets a girl named Maia, whom Millie is friends with from school. Maia is in the same grade and is the same age as Leigh, but is friends with Millie (who is a few years younger than both of them) because Millie only has friends she respects or appreciates. She says these people are often older students.
After meeting Maia, Leigh starts a new adventure in his life full of ups and downs, most of which are either caused by Maia, not intentionally, or because of people around Maia, that Leigh feels she needs protection from.
After the Moment is the type of book that, after you read a couple passages or even a chapter, you have to put the book down to really stop and think about everything that has happened so far and the deeper issues that are occurring within the novel. It's an extremely sad book at times, but can also be uplifting when a character has a revelation. I would recommend that teens who want to read this should at least be in high school because it is such a deep book. I don't think younger teens should read it because of the issues, but older teens may appreciate the book more for what it is and take more away from it.
Often while reading, I thought to myself how can I put this in a review and express how deep this book is? (I keep using the word deep as an adjective to describe this novel but there's really no other way to describe it!)
Overall, a great read that is very...sobering.
AFTER THE MOMENT is a subtle exploration of the power of different kinds of relationships in one young man's adolescence, a dramatically poignant love story that will perhaps appeal best to adult fans of doomed romance novelists like Nicholas Sparks. Personally, however, I had trouble connecting with the characters as well as believing the story arc.

A love story told from the guy's point of view is rare and certainly no easy feat, but Leigh Hunter is a genially complex protagonist. It's obvious that he cares very much for his family members (particularly his stepsister, the ineffable and incredibly mature middle schooler Millie), although he may not agree with them most of the time and hardly aspires to be like his emotionally autistic father. Leigh is forced to make incredibly difficult decisions; it is easy to see why the events of his senior year have had an impact on the rest of his life.

However, I found it hard to become emotionally invested in the characters and their stories. The story is told from the point of view of an older Leigh, which I think contributes to the distance I felt from the characters. They were living out their tragedies and dramas in a snowglobe, to which I was only a polite audience. The supporting characters, while well-meaning, never felt quite fully developed for me: the adults were either dispensers of inexplicable wisdom or else emotionally unavailable, and the preteens and teens often did not act their age.

Perhaps all of this would have been fine for me had the main storyline--Leigh and Maia's romance--been believable and likable. As it is, however, it's hard to see why Maia is the source of so many guys' interests. I felt like there was a disconnect between her tragic side--a truly heartwrenching and relatable mix of maternal neglect, self-destruction, anxiety, and self-blame--and the part of her that attracts nearly everyone around her to her. As an interesting and complex character, Maia was fascinating; as the love interest, not so much.

I found the plot and pacing to be quite slow and often unengaging. Since the narrator is an older-and-wiser Leigh, the story often reads like a clinical examination of Leigh's first love, with plenty of time devoted to Leigh's characterization and his interactions with other people, and not enough to the readers' engagement in the story. The ending--the horrifying event that befalls Maia, Leigh's reaction and the consequences that result--felt like it was so rushed and unexpected, which I suspect had more to do with my emotionally detachment from the story and less with the actual proceedings, a detachment that unfortunately contributed to my disbelief of the events in the last part of the book.

It is obvious to me, though, that Freymann-Weyr cares very much about the psychological workings of adolescents, and I think that AFTER THE MOMENT is not a flop of a story, but rather a poignant tale that was marketed to the wrong audience. Certainly Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts fans will appreciate the gentle and affecting romance between Leigh and Maia. If you're an adult reader looking for a slow but sweet read, or a teen with lots of patience and a penchant for intense romances and enigmatic heroines, consider AFTER THE MOMENT for a stirring and relaxing weekend read.
After the Moment download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Garret Freymann-Weyr
ISBN: 061860572X
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (May 18, 2009)
Pages: 336 pages