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The Resource In the After, Demitria Lunetta

In the After, Demitria Lunetta

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In the After
Title
In the After
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Demitria Lunetta
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eng
Summary
In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth
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Review
  • Grades 7-12 Lunetta’s debut novel is a postapocalyptic page-turner with complex history and intriguing philosophical issues. Amy is 14 and home alone watching television when they attack—human-shaped aliens with poor vision, excellent hearing, and an endless appetite for human flesh. Within days Amy’s world has changed forever. While she herself is safe in the solar-powered home, there’s no water, electricity, television, radio, or even people in her wealthy Chicago neighborhood. With her parents and friends gone, Amy is lonely and miserable until she discovers a toddler in an abandoned supermarket. “Baby” and Amy bond, and Amy teaches Baby sign language, as any sort of sound attracts the aliens. Three years later, the girls are rescued and taken to the community of New Hope, where survivors are gathering to try to repopulate Earth and kill the aliens. Amy is shocked and delighted to discover her scientist mother is director of the community, but as she learns the secrets behind the apparent peaceful safety of New Hope, she realizes the safety comes at too great a price. An abrupt cliff-hanger of an ending promises a sequel. -- Carton, Debbie (Reviewed 07-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 21, p67)
  • Gr 8 Up — Readers barely have a chance to meet 14-year-old Amy before the world ends, which means that, like her, they are thrust into a terrifying and confusing urban wasteland with next to no warning. The general consensus is that aliens attacked Earth, but Amy doesn't understand how these creatures, who can barely see and are single-mindedly driven by their appetite for human flesh, could have created the technology necessary for space travel. She doesn't have much time to muse about it, though, as she spends most of her energy figuring out how to survive along with Baby, a toddler she found miraculously alive in a grocery store. But when Amy and Baby are dragged into a helicopter and transported to New Hope, the largest human settlement on the continent (governed by her mother, who survived thanks to her government job), Amy begins to learn the truth about the predators and the world her mother is trying to rebuild. The story is incredibly fast paced with tight, clear prose and interesting dialogue. The characters aren't particularly well developed, but the plot is gripping and suspenseful. Apocalyptic fiction is a crowded field but this title, particularly the final revelations, stands out.—Kyle Lukoff, Corlears School, New York City --Kyle Lukoff (Reviewed August 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 8, p113)
  • Surviving alone after an alien invasion and the ensuing apocalypse turns out to be onlythe beginning of Amy's trials. Fourteen-year-old Amy has her paranoid, scientist mother and hippie father to thank for her survival when the aliens land in Central Park. Though neither of her parents is home when the invasion occurs, the house is green enough to be supplied with solar electricity and rainwater plumbing, and it's surrounded by an electric fence. Amy and a foundling girl she names Baby live there for three years, communicating via sign language to avoid detection by the acute hearing of the small, voracious aliens who have wiped out most of humanity. When their sanctuary is threatened by a very human threat, the girls escape and find New Hope, a colony of human survivors…but the secrets of the regimented survivor community prove to be every bit as dangerous, if not more so, than the alien invaders. Debut author Lunetta crafts a bang-up, twisty sci-fi adventure/thriller that begs continuation. Plucky, smart, inquisitive Amy's first-person narration is enjoyably snarky, and this end of the world is original enough to make it a good addition to any collection of post-apocalyptic fiction. Fans will be rabid for The End, scheduled for summer 2014. (Science fiction. 13 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2013)
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Lunetta, Demitria
Index
no index present
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UG
Literary form
fiction
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  • 8
  • 12
Reading level
4.5
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Series statement
In the after duology
Series volume
0001
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Survival
  • Monsters
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
In the After, Demitria Lunetta
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rdacarrier
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Control code
954842
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780062105455
Lccn
2012038127
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062105455
  • (OCoLC)812614364
Label
In the After, Demitria Lunetta
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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954842
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
455 pages
Isbn
9780062105455
Lccn
2012038127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780062105455
  • (OCoLC)812614364

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