Henry Holt and Company
After The Death Of Anna Gonzales
from the book...
Gonzales is dead. Suicide. Here, in forty-seven voices, are those left
They live to tell what is still to come.
Brutally honest and powerfully affecting, this richly textured and moving testimony resonates with both pain and hope. It will stay with readers long after they put it down.
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is a very serious verse novel with its main theme being suicide. This
about Anna Gonzales’ death. It is written by a collection of people who
her as a friend, or wanted to know her. It is a recount of previous
they did together or things that they never got to do together. This is
powerful book because it explains how each person will miss Anna
really liked this book because of the way it was written showing a
person’s perspective on how they knew Anna. I found this to be a very
book that dealt with many themes that most teenagers deal with. Since
with many teenage problems I would recommend it to teenagers and I give
it 5 out
of 5 stars.
finished the book. My daughter asked me to return it to the library for
today, but I decided to read it first.
I am a
secretary in a very small school. I plan to purchase a copy for our
After the death of Anna Gonzales is a unique novel, which deals with realistic teenage issues. The novel is from forty-seven different classmates, peers and teachers perspective of how the sudden death of Anna affected them. They share their feelings, thoughts and traumatic anguish they suffered through poetry and testimonies.
Gonzales might have been a fictional character, but there are many
youth of today who can relate to the emotive thoughts and words Anna
spoke. Anna’s sudden death shocked everyone, from teachers to students,
members to the community. She wasn’t well known, and not many of her
the opportunity to ever approach her or even talk to her.
novel is very intense and meaningful, it made me personally realise,
shouldn’t take people and things in life for granted. Furthermore, it
think of the things we value in life and how materialistic our society
become; most of today’s generation only talk to certain people purely
looks, sense of style and friendship groups.
writing this story Terri Fields was very creative in the way she used
students emotions and daunting memories about Anna to write out the
the novel. She also used a very cleaver combination of characters, some
knew Anna, didn’t know Anna, were friends with her, had a crush on her
really enjoyed reading this novel, because I found it to be realistic
could actually imagine yourself in a situation like that, whether its
pains and feelings your enduring or one of the students. Personally I’d
recommend this novel to people who are aged 13+. I would do this based
reason that After The Death of Anna Gonzales is a serious
novel, in which
you have to see past the text in order to appreciate the full worth of
Out of 10 I give this novel 8.5.
Mamta, Year 10, Canberra, Australia