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Now is Everything

Title

Now is Everything

Authors

Amy Giles

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Pages

368 pages

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062495730

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Family Violence; Family member death; domestic abuse; abusive parent; alcoholism; rage; death of parents

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

male/male

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

flying; lacrosse; high school; sisters; family life; plane crash; hospital; suicide; romance

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Now is Everything

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