Afterwards Author:Claire Hennessy "I can?'t do this anymore" — When 14-year-old Claudia gets home one day to find her mother's walked out, she doesn'?t know what to think. "I can?'t do this anymore" is hardly an explanation, and her dad is too busy with work to offer any insight into why his wife has left, nor does he seem to even take it seriously. — Her older brother Ben is no u... more »se either ?-- he's too busy hating school and being cool to bother even talking to her, unless he wants something, and her younger sister Julie is engrossed in her sulking and getting into fights.
Her friends have no idea about what's going on --? Beth might care, but with Christy never shutting up about her latest boyfriend it'?s hard to get a word in edgeways, and anyway, maybe some things are better left within the family. Her mum leaving changes everything, and even if she does come back, nothing'?s ever going to be the same ever again.« less