Alicia Afterimage

By Washington Parent

Through the many voices, Delacre provides a multifaceted portrait not only of Alicia, but also of her friends. We get to know Chad who, with Alicia, walked out on an insensitive documentary, and Corrina, who dressed as a Halloween angel to Alicia’s mischievous devil. They remember the goofing around, the laughter, the sympathy, the support. Rich in detail, this nuanced memoir is a look at teen friendship and grief but is ultimately a celebration of Alicia—and of life itself.