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Aftercare Instructions

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
'A laudable debut. Young Adults? You're in for a treat' Nudge Books

Troubled. That's seventeen-year-old Gen according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter, until he abandons her at a Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate a pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything.

As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, the flimsy story of their undying love begins to unravel. But it's when Gen lets go of her past, the one she thinks she knows, that she's able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life.

What Reviewers and Readers Say:

'Moving, authentic, timely,' Kathleen Glasgow'A raw, riveting story of love and family and the strength to stay standing when both begin to crumble. Bonnie Pipkin never flinches, and the result is a novel as powerful as it is essential'. Robin Wasserman

'Aftercare Instructions is a heart wrenching story that will touch and resonate with so many young adult readers'. National Book Award Finalist An Na

'Nearly impossible to put down. Readers many experience joy, heartache, and everything in between.' David Arnold

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"With quiet subtle power, Bonnie Pipkin does not shy away from portraying the harsh realities of what can happen in the aftermath of a hard decision. Aftercare Instructions is a heart wrenching story that will touch and resonate with so many young adult readers." - An Na

"Mighty, innovative, and nearly impossible to put down." - David Arnold

"An illuminating, beautiful portrait." - Kathleen Glasgow

"Important, fierce. Pipkin stole my heart with this book." - A S King

"A riveting novel as powerful as it is essential." - Robin Wasserman

"Bonnie Pipkin presents more than a novel, but a confident and exciting writing career." - Rita Williams-Garcia

"Do I have any criticisms? None." - Tim Wynne-Jones


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June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
ISBN: 1-250-11484-5 / 978-1-250-11484-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
ISBN: 1-250-11485-3 / 978-1-250-11485-3 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Aftercare Instructions
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ISBN: 1-78719-883-9 / 978-1-78719-883-8 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
ISBN: 1-4272-8652-3 / 978-1-4272-8652-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
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June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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