after

by francine prose

commentary

tom is the main character in this story. he lives with his dad, his mom died in a car accident a couple years ago. he goes to central high school with his friends. tom and his friends are all on the schools basketball team.he likes to school and talking to his friends. but after the incident at pleasant valley(a high school near by) central high(his school) is going through some changes because the school is worried that something might happen there too.