First & Then by Emma Mills - Hailey Stevens February 19th, 2019 Mrs. Kesilman
The majority of this story takes place at a high school called Temple Sterling. There are also many scenes that take place at the football field, since football is one of the key pieces of the story. Based on how the characters act and how the situations are described, I think that this book takes place in the present.
Devon is the main character of the story, and it is told from her point of view. She describes her life as average and unexciting, and even though she's in her senior year she has no idea what she wants to do after graduation. - Foster, Devon's cousin, is also a very important character. Although living with a new family, going to a new school, and adjusting to this new life is difficult, Foster is able to connect with people in his own way and even land a spot on the varsity football team. - Cas has always been Devon's best friend and secret crush. He plays on the varsity football team and is loved by everyone around him. - Ezra is the star of the football team, and his skill and scholarships have his whole life set out for him. He's seen as rude and stuck up, only caring about himself.
Another main problem is Foster coming to live with Devon's family. At first, Devon is not very happy about Foster moving in with them, but she soon realizes that she needs him in her life.
One main problem in the story is the love triangle between Devon, Cas, and Ezra. This causes many more problems to occur with these characters along with side characters.
During a football game, Foster gets seriously hurt and has to be taken to the hospital. Devon and Ezra stay with him, making sure he's all right and well taken care of.
An important event in the story is during gym class, while they are practicing playing football. Foster kicks a football across the field without thinking, and Ezra realizes he has the talent that their team needs. With help from Ezra, Foster is able to make varsity.
- Foster is adopted by Devon's parents - Foster is released from the hospital, but cannot play for the rest of the season - Devon and Ezra admit that they like each other