Now Is Everything (Hardcover)
Throughout the novel Now is Everything, we particularly enjoyed the relationship between the main character and her little sister. It brought a much needed pureness and sense of humility to the book. The "realness" and accuracy of the teen drama will entice young readers, as well as wanting to find out what exactly did happen. Our favorite part of the plot is when the readers get a flash back into exactly how far Hadley will go to protect her sister; it develops the sister relationship that is loved and sets up how the rest of the book will progress and eventually end. Overall, it was a good book that a young adult audience will enjoy and will not want to put down. If you enjoy Sarah Dessen or Jodi Piccoult, we think you would enjoy this novel.— Columbine High School Book Club, Littleton, CO
* A Bank Street Best Children's Book of 2017 *
Read the book New York Times bestselling author Amber Smith calls "powerful and haunting," and acclaimed author Peter Brown Hoffmeister calls "beautiful and sad."
Now Is Everything is a stirring debut novel told in alternating THEN and NOW chapters, perfect for Sarah Dessen and Jennifer Niven fans, about what one girl is willing to do to protect her past, present, and future.
The McCauleys look perfect on the outside. But nothing is ever as it seems, and this family is hiding a dark secret.
Hadley McCauley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. But when Hadley's forbidden relationship with Charlie Simmons deepens, the violence at home escalates, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed.
When Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital post-accident, her friends, doctors, family, and the investigator on the case want to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she's not talking.