Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10W5.749684
An unforgettable middle-grade debut that will steal your heart

Blue Gadsby’s twin sister, Iris, died three years ago and her family has never been the same. Her histrionic older sister, Flora, changes her hair color daily; her younger siblings, Jasmine and Twig, are completely obsessed with their pet rats; and both of her parents spend weeks away from home–and each other. Enter Zoran the Bosnian male au pair and Joss the troublemaking boy next door, and life for the Gadsby family takes a turn for the even more chaotic. Blue poignantly captures her family’s trials and tribulations from fragmented to fully dysfunctional to ultimately reunited, in a sequence of film transcripts and diary entries that will make you cry, laugh, and give thanks for the gift of families.

With the charm of The Penderwicks and the poignancy of When You Reach Me, Natasha Farrant's After Iris is a story that will stay with readers long after the last page.

Paperback, 288 pages
Published on July 3, 2014 by Puffin Books
ISBN-10: 0142426911
ISBN-13: 9780142426913
2 Book Reviews
  • rayray1999
    rayray1999Monday, June 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm
    This book was hard to follow, but it had a great message. When I saw this book in the 9-10th grade reading section, I couldn't believe it. This book is on a lower level than 9th or 10th grade.
    • acting_luver
      acting_luverSunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:07 pm33 stars
      It was a good book about coping with death, but it was sometimes hard to follow.