Everyone who goes to jail is depressed or needs mental health?: After by Amy Efaw
Reading more into After by Amy Efaw, I feel like this place is turning her into a person she isn't. In the story she was said to be a very bright student with high grades but as I read more she hates herself. She questions herself on this thing. She wonders why was she so dumb on doing something like this and looks herself as someone horrible. I think the more shes here the more she is going to change into someone depressing. Devon already questions herself and she doesn't have a dad or mom. Her mom is never there, I understand why shes going through this because she has no example of how to be in life.
I am enjoying After, by Amy Efaw because I'm learning how it feels to be in juvenile without knowing anything about why your seen as someone bad, having no one to guide you and help you. An example of what I mean is on page 58 "I'm a doctor who works with the residents at Remann Hall,” the woman starts. “A psychiatrist. And I’m here to talk with you for a few minutes and ask you some questions.” Devon stares at her knees. “Devon, I know what happened. Why you’re in Remann Hall.” " I think the way Devon feels is lost. She doesn't know why people think she feels that she needs mental help. I think people just are being prejudice against people who end up in jail.
So far, the plot reminds me of something in my life. I've studied in health that a psychiatrist is a person who deals with depressed people. What makes me questions is that people who go to juvenile or jail are consider to be depressed people? What if they there for things that are unintentional. This makes me think that Devon is just going to turn out to be someone different after she goes through this.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of this book because I want to know if Devon will ever get out this situation. What I think may happen next is that people may start to realize the rights and wrongs from Devon.