After the Moment

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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About the author

Garret Freymann-Weyr grew up in New York City and often sets her books there. She went to college at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received an MFA in film from New York University. She has written four books for young adults, including My Heartbeat, which won a Printz Honor for excellence in literature for young adults. Her books have been published in numerous countries including the Netherlands, Japan, and China. She currently lives outside Washington, D. C., with her husband. She has said that the best way to get ideas is to read a lot. "That gets you thinking in terms of story, character, and image.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Dec 31, 2009
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Juvenile Fiction / Boys & Men
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Blended Families
Juvenile Fiction / Family / Stepfamilies
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Dating & Sex
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships
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