Between Before and After

Between Before and After

?The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn ? Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.? Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friends, and her parents? failed marriage, but mostly about her mother?s growing depression. Molly knows ?The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous dr...

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Title:Between Before and After
Author:Maureen Doyle McQuerry
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:0310767385
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Between Before and After Reviews

  • Lisa Mandina
    Jan 24, 2019
    Now, I'm always interested in stories that connect different times in the past. Usually I like when they are related to more of major historical events, but this one had its own connections that definitely kept me on the edge of my seat, wondering where it would all go, and how it woul...
  • Skyler
    Mar 19, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ?The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn ? Only two things kept my mother grounded t...
  • Tressa (Wishful Endings)
    Mar 18, 2019
    BETWEEN BEFORE AND AFTER is a Time-Slip story set during a difficult time in history where a daughter faces some tough realities of life, and then at another time in history when life is a little simpler but where there are still prejudices and another daughter also faces her own diffi...
  • Erin
    Dec 18, 2018
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  • Faith Hurst-Bilinski
    Apr 15, 2019
    ?Bury your past before it buried you.? That?s what Molly?s dad said to her mom before he left. Molly didn?t know what that meant but she meant to find out. As she tells the story, we go back and forth between Molly?s present, 1955, to her mom?s past in 1920. Her mother, E...
  • Blue Cypress Books
    Dec 10, 2018
    Moving and well written historical fiction, this book will certainly appeal to both older teens and adults. Deals with sensitive, real-life matters in a smart and engaging way. ...
  • KayCee K
    Jan 30, 2019
    Told in different times the past and future. Elaine's is a young girl worried about school, family and overall life. Given a hard hand in life she does her best to carry her and her brother throughout life. While the other point of view comes from, Molly who spends her summer chasing h...
  • Amber
    Feb 10, 2019
    Thanks to the publisher for sending me a free copy of the book. This was an interesting book. It delved into some pretty deep topics, which were heavier than I expected. I was really captivated by the endurance of these characters, and found myself fully immersed in the world Doyle...
  • Jackie
    Jan 12, 2019
    * 4.5 stars * A book that managed to tie the past and present together with the undertones of a fairytale gives us a story that shows how far someone will go to protect the ones they love and just how similar mothers and daughters can be. ?Between Before and After? finds Mo...
  • Hallie Szott
    Mar 05, 2019
    Take a trip into the past with Maureen Doyle McQuerry?s Between Before & After. Alternating between the experiences of mother and daughter, it explores the good and the bad?family, loss, depression, betrayal, hope, and love?and proves entirely engaging. In 1955, Molly Donn...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Feb 18, 2019
    Quick read. I enjoyed buy struggled with the pacing. Frtc ...
  • Barbara
    Dec 18, 2018
    I am equally charmed by Maureen McQuerry?s Between Before & After as a book and as a story. As a book, you can tell right away that Between Before & After is going to be a lovely and intricate story. The cover sketch is a key - with letters, pigeons, a typewriter, all sorts o...
  • Suzie Waltner
    Feb 14, 2019
    A thoroughly engaging book about family told through to time periods?1918 for Elaine and 1955 for her daughter Molly?Between Before and After is unique and refreshing. Love of their brothers and interested in writing are commonalities between Molly and her mother, yet there?s als...
  • Megan Chance
    Nov 15, 2018
    Complex and beautifully layered. This story of family secrets, hope and change is wonderfully written. It's a gem of a novel with all the hallmarks of a classic. ...
  • Karen • The Book Return
    Feb 06, 2019
    Read this review and more on my blog.The Book Return Blog *I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Elaine is the child of poor Irish immigrants. She is growing up in...
  • Tiffany Lyann
    Feb 20, 2019
    " The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn" As far as the story, and writing, go, I have very little to complain about. Several times I found myself losing track of time and ...
  • Trisa
    Feb 09, 2019
    I received a free advanced copy of Between Before and After as part of the FFBC Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. Enter the GIVEAWAY on my blog, Absolute Bookishness. (Ends 2/15/2019.) Told in alternating perspectives between Molly and her mother, Elaine, Between Before...
  • Angela Walker
    Jan 10, 2019
    BEFORE: Summer of 1919, 6 months after her mother and little sister's death, Elaine got a job to help support her family. Elaine and Stephen's drunk father was jobless as often as he was working. Every morning she went to read the newspaper to a blind older gentleman. The Gossley famil...
  • Elizabeth Mathis
    Feb 03, 2019
    ?The carnage began with the roses. She hacked at their ruffled blooms until they dropped into monstrous drifts of red on the parched yellow lawn ? Only two things kept my mother grounded to us: my uncle Stephen and stories.? Fourteen-year-old Molly worries about school, friend...
  • Sheila Goicea
    Feb 04, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! Review to come shortly! My Blog Bookstagram Twitter Pinterest Facebook ...
  • Paige Green
    Feb 15, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this book from JustReadsTour! Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 4/5 Publication Date: February 5, 2019 Genre: YA Contemporary Recommended Age: 13+ (pain, past, secrets, loss and love) Publisher: Blink Pages: 304 Amazon Link Synopsis...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Mar 04, 2019
    Molly, a 14-year-old girl from the 1950s, becomes very worrisome about her mother?s growing depression. Elaine, Molly?s mother, has started to isolate herself from the outside world, but most importantly, isolate herself from her family. She closes herself up in her room for days, ...
  • Wendy Poteet
    Feb 08, 2019
    I loved this book! If you're a fan of historical fiction, put this on your must-have list! ...
  • Judith Moore
    Jan 19, 2019
    Originally posted at Chain Interaction As someone who doesn?t read a huge amount of historical fiction (though I have read quite a bit this year) so please take that into account when you read my review. I can?t speak to tropes or what may be clich or new or exciting ? I can...
  • Jypsy
    Mar 21, 2019
    Between Before and After is a unique but confusing story. I usually like multiple perspectives, but something about this didn't mesh together. Molly is the after, and her mother is the before. The dual points of view were disjointed from one another. I found the story hard to get start...
  • The Book Valkyrie
    Jan 15, 2019
    Maureen Doyle McQuerry has crafted a beautifully emotional story filled with love, loss, hope, and discovery. Ms. McQuerry's writing style is absolutely captivating, as I can guarantee you will be unable to stop flipping the pages of this book due to its ability to enchant readers....
  • Vicky
    Mar 17, 2019
    One of the best books that sums up the experience of Irish immigrants in the US, this book is definitely an interesting take on the coming-of-age story. On the one hand, we have Elaine, who is growing up in post-World War One Brooklyn, trying to fend for herself and her brother despite...
  • TheReadingCornerforAll Lopez
    Feb 05, 2019
    The space between before and after is a curious place to define for this is where forgotten truths and secrets often lie. This pocket of time can be founded by the past where all the things we wish to tuck away are gradually layered. However, the space between before and after is not j...
  • Rose
    Feb 05, 2019
    I loved, loved, loved Ms. McQuerry's writing style. The split-time was handled in an incredible manner, with the end of each chapter being left in a cliffhanger. It made the novel difficult to put down. Many times throughout the story, an excerpt from Hansel and Gretel is used, adding ...
  • Get Lost In A Book (Bobby)
    Jan 24, 2019
    I received a complimentary copy of this book; I am not required to leave a positive review. When I read the blurb for this book I immediately knew that I was going to have to read this one! There are some things I liked about this book and some things I didn?t like. I liked that que...