After the Game

After the Game

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After being away for two years, Riley Young returns to Lawton, Alabama, with her fifteen-month-old daughter to help take care of her grandmother who has Alzheimers, even though it means she has to face the lies that forced her to leave town in the first place and a blossoming friendship with the high school football star Brady Higgens, who is dealing with his own family problems.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2017
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 22 cm
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition
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ISBN: 9781481438933 : HRD
148143893X : HRD
Call Number: TEEN FICTION GLINES

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Oct 03, 2017

Brady Higgen's life is turned upside down when he gives Riley Young and her baby, Bryony, a ride home when he sees them stranded outside in the rain. For the past few years, Brady, like everyone else in Lawton, believed that Riley falsely accused Lawton's beloved boy, Rhett, of rape. Now Riley is back in Lawton and she no longer cares if anyone believes her. From that simple act of kindness, Brady begins to realize how despicable the people of Lawton truly are. Tensions arises when Brady and Riley's friendship blossoms into something much more complicated. To be honest, this book was not as captivating as the first two books in the series. I felt that there was no chemistry between Brady and Riley; they just didn't connect for me. To make matters worse, the ending was rushed and just horribly unrealistic. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The third book in the field party series and this book focuses on Riley Young, the town’s liar and Brady Higgens, the town's golden boy. After being driven out of the town because she accused the oldest Lawton son of rape, Riley is back in town with her baby girl and with no intentions of being part of the community. But when Brady gives her and her baby a ride home when they get caught in a storm, Riley realizes she misses having a friend her age. After time they start hanging out more and become good friends, but they are faced with the challenge of the town hating Brady due to his association with her. I like this series because it is based all in the same town and group of friends but each book focuses on a different character and their story. You get to see how they see things and you still get all the other characters, even if they are just in the background. Also it is cool because Riley’s story has been mentioned in past books. Rating 5 out 5 stars
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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