I got an advanced reading copy of After the Fire for review and wasn't sure what to think until I opened it. I'd never be anything but honest, but you never know with new books if you have a winner or a loser.
After the Fire is definitely a winner. Robin Gaby Fisher tells the true story of the Seton Hall University fire that killed 3 and injured 58 others. She focuses primarily one two of survivors with the worst burns: Shawn and Alvaro. She walks you through their struggles to live and their families' struggles to relate to them afterwards. In the end, this book is about the beautiful friendship between the two young freshmen.
The only problem I found with this book is that a couple of the story lines were a little choppy: the story of the burn unit staff and the story about the fire investigator. I think it might have been better to leave this out and focus exclusively on those that had regular interactions with the two men, and the men themselves.
I recommend this book, especially if you would like to learn more about what it would be like to be a burn victim or have someone you love become a burn victim. This story makes me very thankful to God that I nor my roommate were hurt in our own fire last year. It also highlights the importance of knowing what to do in case of fire.
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