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Aftercare Instructions

(2017)
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Everyone is talking about Aftercare Instructions, Bonnie Pipkin’s electric debut novel:

Important, fierce. Pipkin stole my heart with this book.” —A.S. King, author of Still Life with Tornado
“Mighty, innovative, and nearly impossible to put down.” —David Arnold, author of Kids of Appetite
“Incredibly honest and empathetic.—ALA Booklist
“Big-hearted, sensitive, and engrossing.Publishers Weekly

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis 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 an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything.

As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene. Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long forgotten dream. But it’s when Gen lets go of her history, the one she thinks she knows, that she’s finally able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life, and take center stage.

Aftercare Instructions, a debut full of heart and hope, follows Gen on a big-hearted journey from dorm rooms to diners to underground theaters—and ultimately, right into readers' hearts.

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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Hardback Editions

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
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
ISBN: 1-78719-883-9 / 978-1-78719-883-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Legend Press
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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 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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
Publisher: Legend Press
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Title: Aftercare Instructions: A Novel
Author(s): Bonnie Pipkin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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