Loading, please wait...
After the Fire - by Will Hill - image 1 of 1
After the Fire - by Will Hill - image 1 of 1
Format Hardcover

About this item


Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.8 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)

Weight: 1.2 Pounds

Suggested Age: 13-19 Years

Number of Pages: 450

Format: Hardcover

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Sub-Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Historical

Publisher: Sourcebooks Inc

Author: Will Hill

Book theme: Survival Stories, 20th Century

Language: English

Street Date: October 2, 2018
TCIN: 53612640
UPC: 9781492669791
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-1644
Origin: Made in the USA


About the Book

A teenager's world comes to an end in a devastating confrontation between the cult she grew up in and the forces of the U.S. government inspired by the Waco siege of 1993. "Genuinely differentEthrilling and spellbinding!"--Patrick Ness, #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author.

Book Synopsis

An Edgar Award finalist

A gripping and unforgettable story of survival after life in a cult, inspired by the survivors of the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, 1993

The things I've seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.

Before, she lived inside a fence with her family. After, she's trapped, now in a federal facility.

Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. After, there are too many people asking questions, wanting to know what happened to her, trying to find out who she really is.

Before, she thought she was being protected from something. After, people are telling her that now she's finally safe.

She isn't sure what's better, before or after, all she knows is that there are questions she can't answer, and if everything she's been told is a lie, how can she know who's telling the truth now?

Suspenseful and moving, After the Fire is perfect for readers looking for

  • cult books and stories
  • young adult historical fiction
  • binge-worthy teen thrillers
  • an intense, ripped-from-the-headlines plot
  • compulsively readable books that keep you hooked until the very end

Praise for After the Fire:

Genuinely different...thrilling and spellbinding!--Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The gripping story of survival and escape...It will keep you up late until you get to the very end.--Maureen Johnson, New York Times bestselling author of Truly Devious

A heartrending portrait of a young girl's struggle to survive a domineering religious sect and the resilience of the human spirit; this belongs on every YA shelf. --School Library Journal

Review Quotes

A heartrending portrait of a young girl's struggle to survive a domineering religious sect and the resilience of the human spirit; this belongs on every YA shelf. - School Library Journal

An astonishing saga of suffering and joy, guilt, evil, redemption and truth.
- Kirkus Reviews

This offers a fascinating look at emotional manipulation, calculated lies, and physical intimidation and punishment...Hill treats his story, based on the true events of the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, with respect and dignity - Booklist
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.75 inches width x 1.5 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.2 pounds
We regret that this item cannot be shipped to PO Boxes.
This item cannot be shipped to the following locations: United States Minor Outlying Islands, American Samoa (see also separate entry under AS), Puerto Rico (see also separate entry under PR), Northern Mariana Islands, Virgin Islands, U.S., APO/FPO, Guam (see also separate entry under GU)

Return details

This item can be returned to any Target store or Target.com.
This item must be returned within 30 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup. View return policy for details.
See the return policy for complete information.

From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.