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Now is Everything

Title

Now is Everything

Authors

Amy Giles

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780062495730

Pages

368 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Now is Everything

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