After The First Death Study Guides

  • After the First Death

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    After the First Death is a novel by Robert Cormier, published in 1979. The novel follows the events of a terrorist hijacking from multiple perspectives. A summer camp bus full of kids is hijacked by a group of terrorists led by Miro. Kate, the bus driver, is ordered to drive to a railroad bridge, where a siege begins with the police pitted against the terrorists, who demand freedom for their homeland. The suspenseful plot draws out themes of courage, sacrifice and resistance.