The Resource After the fire, Will Hill

After the fire, Will Hill

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After the fire
Title
After the fire
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Will Hill
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eng
Summary
  • Moonbeam, seventeen, survives a devastating confrontation between government forces and the cult she grew up in, but will need a lot of help to heal mentally, emotionally, and physically
  • Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everythingand Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences. Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everythingand Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences. Then came the fire
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Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019.
Review
  • Grades 10-12 Hill’s first novel after the Department 19 series explores survival and healing after unimaginable trauma. Dropping readers unapologetically in the midst of the final battle between the members of the Holy Church of the Lord’s Legion and the U.S. government, Hill immediately hooks readers with the mystery and suspense of how this apocalyptic scene came to be. In a series of flashbacks, 17-year-old Moonbeam delves into her life with the Lord’s Legion, led by the charismatic and unpredictable Father John. Moonbeam’s good instincts and resilience shine as she discovers her life was built on lies and slowly learns who she can trust. Simultaneously exploring the process of moving on from immense trauma and the experience of living in a cult, this offers a fascinating look at emotional manipulation, calculated lies, and physical intimidation and punishment. Though dealing with intense physical and emotional abuse, sexual assault, suicide, and murder (often in graphically explicit detail), Hill treats his story, based on the true events of the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, with respect and dignity. -- Rebecca Gonner (Reviewed 7/18/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 21)
  • Gr 9 Up—Forced to go against the only family she has ever known, 17-year-old Moonbeam narrates a tale of survival as a member of an authoritarian religious sect, the Lord's Legion. Moonbeam passively follows the leadership provided by their charismatic prophet, Father John, who receives direct communication from God. According to Father John, their God is a controlling ruler who will severely punish any who refuse to obey. He also teaches them to severely mistrust anyone from the outside world. It's only after her mother is banned from the base that Moonbeam's eyes are opened to the true nature of the Lord's Legion. As her world crumbles, her fellow members align with dire consequences. Moonbeam's voice rings true, and readers will feel they have stepped into her world. Even though setting and characters have been altered, readers will recognize the obvious similarities to the 1993 Branch Davidian, Waco, TX, siege. Teens will be compelled to further research the events on that fateful day and its lasting cognitive effects. VERDICT 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.—Julie Shatterly, W. A. Bess Elementary School, Gastonia, NC --Julie Shatterly (Reviewed 10/01/2018) (School Library Journal, vol 64, issue 10, p75)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734193
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DLC
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1979-
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Hill, Will
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
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True
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  • Cults
  • Survival
  • Hospital care
  • Psychology
Target audience
adolescent
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After the fire, Will Hill
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  • OverDrive eBook
  • "Originally published in 2017 in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing, Ltd., an imprint of Usborne House."
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1 online resource.
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online
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9781492669814
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F8D75465-1DD6-44D5-BAF9-E20CD27D50A4
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(OCoLC)1055658467
Label
After the fire, Will Hill
Link
Publication
Note
  • OverDrive eBook
  • "Originally published in 2017 in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing, Ltd., an imprint of Usborne House."
Antecedent source
unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781492669814
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F8D75465-1DD6-44D5-BAF9-E20CD27D50A4
System control number
(OCoLC)1055658467

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