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* A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of 2017

* Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee   

Be the smartest. Be the best. And be invisible when necessary.  

Hadley McCauley knows that’s how you survive in her household. So she’s the perfect student, perfect athlete, and perfect daughter, all to keep her father happy and off her little sister Lila’s case.  

The McCauleys look perfect on the outside. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this flawless family is hiding a dark secret.

Hadley will do anything to keep Lila safe from their father’s abuse. But when Hadley starts secretly dating Charlie Simmons, the boy she’s had a crush on for years, her world shifts. As their relationship deepens, the tension, violence, and stakes at home escalate, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed.

When Hadley arrives at the hospital after the accident and attempts to take her own life, everyone—from her friends to her doctors, to the investigator on the case and her family—wants to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking. 

Now Is Everything is a powerful story told in alternating THEN and NOW chapters from a talented new voice in young adult literature, about what one girl is willing to do to protect her past, present, and future. 

★”Once readers pick up Hadley’s story, they will have difficulty putting it down, desperately rooting for her to win. An admirably crafted debut that will haunt readers.”  Booklist, starred review 

“…[P]alpable despair and desperation, conveyed in well-paced first-person chapters, increase the tension as the truth of the accident slowly emerges. A tragic exploration of why people sometimes protect their abusers.” — Kirkus Review 

“Now Is Everything is equal parts heartbreaking, unflinching, and hopeful. Hadley’s story will no doubt reach readers who need it.” — Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters 

“Now Is Everything is a gripping, suspenseful, and moving story that asks the question: what are you willing to do for the people you love? Both heart-breaking and heart-restoring, this book grabbed me from the very first line and never let go.” — Robin Roe, author of A List of Cages

“Powerful and haunting, Now Is Everything explores the complexities of family and abuse, as we follow one girl on her courageous journey to choose love over hate and hope over fear.” — Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be 

“An incredibly powerful and moving debut that is not to be missed, Now Is Everything tackles the tragic reality and heartbreak of familial abuse, that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page. This book is a must read and Hadley’s story is way too important to not be shared; I cannot sing enough praise for Amy Giles and her gorgeous debut.” — Erin L. Schneider, author of Summer of Sloane 

“Hadley is living the hidden, complex life that so many young people know – a teenager trapped inside her dysfunctional family. This beautiful and sad book will push you toward an unexpected conclusion. You won’t be able to put this novel down.” — Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of Too Shattered For Mending   

North America: HarperTeen 

Dutch: Uitgeverij Zomer & Keunig

Norway: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag 

Germany: cbt Verlag

Turkey: PENA 

France: Editions Nathan

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If you are being abused or neglected, or suspect someone you know is, please make the call. Click here for emergency numbers and websites to get help.   



One night in March, a terrible tragedy shakes the Queens neighborhood where Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi live.  

The year since the shooting has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar, and deeply personal, ways. Lucas has taken up boxing and lives under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, while trying to put good into the world through random acts of kindness—to pay back a debt he feels he owes the universe for taking the wrong brother.

Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother, with the help of her elderly next-door neighbor, and tries to make ends meet. Without her best friend, who’s across the country at a special post-trauma boarding school, and her brother, who died that night, Jess feels totally alone in the world. 

When Jess and Lucas’s paths cross at their shared after-school job, they start to become friends…and then more.  

Their community—and their families—were irrevocably changed by a senseless act of violence. But as Jess and Lucas fall in love, they’ll learn to help each other heal and move forward—together.  

That Night is an emotional and ultimately hopeful story about tragedy, love, and learning to heal. 

“A poignant exploration of the way grief redefines us in the wake of tragedy. That Night reminds readers that small acts of kindness, and greater leaps of trust, have the power to strengthen the human heart.” —Shannon M. Parker, acclaimed author of The Girl Who Fell and The Rattled Bones 

“A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds…Both timely and timeless, That Night is a story that will stay with you long after you close the cover.” —Joanne O’Sullivan, acclaimed author of Between Two Skies  

“Amy Giles dives into the aftermath of public tragedy, when all the cameras are gone, reminding us of the power of grief, love, and hope. A timely and necessary read.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming 

“Thoughtful and thought-provoking.” – Kirkus Reviews  

“A heart-wrenching and deeply moving story about the redemptive power of love. Both timely and unforgettable, THAT NIGHT is a must-read.” —  Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be  

“Giles’ novel is one of surviving terrible losses and of healing. Readers will find the latest from Giles a pleasing read.” Booklist

“[A] triumphant love story and a testimony to the power of human resilience that will win over teen (and adults) readers. Add this to your mandatory reading list and to every library serving young adults.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), starred review. A Perfect Ten: 

North America: HarperTeen 

Dutch: Uitgeverij Zomer & Keunig

Germany: cbt Verlag

France: Editions Nathan

Goodreads //  Amazon //  Books-A-Million //  Indiebound  //  Barnes And Noble