I recommend reading it 1. All in a few days (vacation or a long weekend), 2. When you need a good escape, and 3. Alone. Read this alone, but with a partner (book club) so that you have someone to talk to IMMEDIATELY.
Kate Hart’s deep dive into the most painful identity forming time in the teenage-to-adult transition, AFTER THE FALL, is a must-read. Both main character voices (you’ll understand once you begin reading it) are valid and completely fleshed out, getting us really connected to their world before Hart upends their trajectory …and the pain is excruciating. I recommend reading it 1. All in a few days (vacation or a long weekend), 2. When you need a good escape, and 3. Alone. Read this alone, but with a partner (book club) so that you have someone to talk to IMMEDIATELY.
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Why Was AFTER THE FALL Recommended in the PARKER’S ANCHOR Book Club? The Film PARKER’S ANCHOR featured books from writers with wonderfully female-centered experiences from authors who identify as women.
Here are a few more notes from KateHart.net:
“In her remarkably crafted and unforgettable debut, Kate Hart proves herself a force to be reckoned with. AFTER THE FALL is a beautiful and brutal exploration of love, feminism, consent and identity; of who we are, who we think we are–and who we have the potential to be. Everyone should read this book.“– Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie and All the Rage
“In AFTER THE FALL, Kate Hart will give words to girls who need them, and open the eyes of boys who need them, too.”– E.K. Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of Ashoka and Exit, Pursued By A Bear
“Achingly real characters navigate the complexities of their everyday lives in AFTER THE FALL, an honest tale about love, lust, friendship, and the lines in between.”– Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species
“In her gorgeous and unflinching debut, Hart brilliantly unwinds the many facets of consent and entitlement, and the tragic ways these dynamics can play out, even among friends. Both heartbreaking and heartbreakingly relevant, AFTER THE FALL is a must-read.“—Stephanie Kuehn, author of the Morris-Award-winning Charm & Strange