Now Is Everything by Amy Giles

Now Is Everything

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 friend...


Details Now Is Everything

TitleNow Is Everything
ISBN9780062495730
Author
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherHarperTeen
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult Contemporary
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Reviews Now Is Everything

  • Emma Giordano
    2018-02-03
    4.5 stars. Wow this book truly blew me away! Incredible moving story I encourage everyone to read.TW: child abuse & domestic abuse (physical & emotional), suicide/self-harmThis story really got to me, like, bawling on the Long Island Rail Road “got to me”. It features graphic depictions of abuse and it’s lingering effects on victims, making it an immensely difficult story to read. Hadley’s pain, her sacrifices, her guilt, and her anger fe...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2017-10-31
    Our now may be nothing compared to the billions of years and stars that make up the universe, but maybe now is all we can ask for. Now Is Everything is a story told in two times: then and now. Then, we watch Hadley struggle through life with an abusive father, doing everything she can to protect her younger sister, and sacrificing anything it takes to live life to the fullest - having friends, falling in love - without suffering her father's wra...
  • Ruth Lehrer
    2017-04-03
    I was lucky enough to receive a free ARC of Amy Giles’s November 2017 YA novel. NOW IS EVERYTHING IS not an easy read—for me this book was painful reading because of the content. The power Hadley’s misogynistic father holds over the women in this family kept making me furious and I’d have to take a break. Almost a thriller, this book is a sensitive look at an abusive family and the bravery of a trapped girl. Hadley’s loyalty to her sist...
  • Nicole Sewell
    2016-06-10
    This book is just so amazing on so many levels. I read the early drafts and loved it from day one. The writing is so raw and intense and emotional, you're right there with Hadley the whole time. I don't usually have "feels" when reading a book. This one was an exception.I don't want to go into too much for fear of spoiling it. Suffice it to say, I named my daughter after Hadley's little sister and I will probably always be in love with Charlie.
  • Kristy
    2017-11-21
    Hadley's life looks perfect from the outside. Her family is wealthy, and she's a successful athlete and student. What you don't see is that Hadley's father works at breaking her down, day after day, forcing her into playing lacrosse and taking flying lessons (his two passions), monitoring her whereabouts and food intake, berating and belittling her constantly, and much worse. Hadley endures it all though, if it keeps the spotlight off her beloved...
  • Amber Smith
    2017-02-09
    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. I couldn't put this book down - it really is a must-read! *I received an advance copy*
  • Karen
    2017-10-22
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren The pacing for this book was so smooth it felt effortless switching between timelines. I can honestly say that the author didn’t pull any cheap tricks to make me want to rush the story to get to the “good part”. This whole story was the good part. Hadley is easy to love and understand even though she is going through this awful time in her life. Part of her experience unfortunatel...
  • Sally
    2017-05-23
    I could not put down this book. 17 yr old Hadley bears the brunt of her father's emotional and physical abuse, in trying to spare her young sister. Her mother's emotionally checked out. The family is a wealthy, suburban one, a glossy surface that belies all the pain. The writing style is fabulous -- everything rings true, from the witty banter of teens in the hallway, to Hadley's poetic depths of despair, to the inner language of a family abused/...
  • Stephanie Elliot
    2017-05-01
    Usually when I settle in to read a book, it takes me quite a while to get into it. As a busy mom I don’t get much personal reading time. I was so invested in reading Now Is Everything that I finished it in less than 24 hours, in two sittings! Amy Giles has done a bang-up job with her debut, a story about a girl who has survived a terrible accident (and more!). Readers are taken along for the ride, with chapters of “Then” and “Now” so we...
  • Mahsa
    2018-03-06
    خونه ای رو تصور کنید که توی اون امنیت ندارید. که با ورود به خونه، چراغ خطر ترس میون تک تک سلول هاتون روشن بشه. که مادرتون حواسش بهتون نیست، که از نگاه های پدرتون می ترسید. که از اشتباه کردن می ترسید و روی زندگی و آینده ی خودتون هیچ کنترلی ندارید.خب... به ...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2017-02-14
    “The sky is black and unwelcoming outside my bedroom window. It tells my body to go back to sleep, but even the heavens have no jurisdiction in this house.” This was another emotional read - and it grabbed me by the heartstrings and pulled me in. Amy Giles’ debut Now Is Everywhere is the haunting story about survival. Told in a then-now format before and after a tragic accident, we follow Hadley McCauley as she tries to navigate life under...
  • Amanda Jasper
    2016-04-06
    As Amy's CP I got to read this book very early. And I LOVE it. It was my favorite read of 2015, and my husband and all of my friends had to listen to me talk very enthusiastically about how amazing it was. Our Cosmic Second is tense, suspenseful, filled with amazing characters. Hadley, Charlie, especially Lila. Your hearts will break! I'm so beyond overjoyed that the world will get to read this amazing novel.
  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    2017-05-30
    A page-turning, gut-punching read! Giles creates authentic characters in Hadley and her friends, including a swoony love interest, all while maintaining electric tension throughout the story. The abuse that Hadley suffers seems very real (I admit that I loved that the horrible abusive father was a hedge fund manager because that's how I see those people : ) This is an absorbing, engrossing read that keeps you guessing right till the end!
  • A.V. Geiger
    2017-05-24
    Don't let the blue sky on the cover fool you! This is a dark and suspenseful story about the secrets lurking beneath the surface in a wealthy suburban family. Seventeen-year-old Hadley's struggle feels all too real, and it makes this book difficult to read in places, but gripping and haunting throughout.
  • Madison
    2017-09-24
    I'm not sure I will be able to write this review without crying. And I'm not sure if they would be tears of heartbreak, overwhelming relief, or joy. Simple words will not do justice to this incredible book. It captured my attention, enthralled my curiosity, and, most of all, worked its way into my heart. There is something so important in this book, so vital we must share it and shout it from roof tops. The survival, the resilience, the importanc...
  • Melissa
    2017-05-14
    In Amy Giles’s luminous YA debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING (which I actually devoured in one feverish sitting), we meet Hadley McCauley, a 17-year-old high-school lacrosse player who seems to have it all: great grades, caring friends, and a tight-knit nuclear family. The problem is, appearances can be deceiving. Hadley’s charming hedge-fund manager dad, Miles, terrorizes his family by ruling with an iron fist—literally. Not only does he abuse Hadl...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    2017-11-06
    Rating: 4.5 StarsThis was a tough read. It is never easy to sit by as someone's spirit is broken, but I am grateful for the little pieces of joy and hope Giles embedded in the story. There was no doubt in my mind that this was going to be an emotional read based on the synopsis, but I did not anticipate how deeply it would affect me. This book got under my skin, and left me battling a million different emotions.The story opened at the scene of a ...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    2017-08-27
    4.5 stars Wow, what an incredible debut novel Amy Giles has produced. Now is Everything drew me into the drama in its very first paragraph and did not relinquish it's hold on me, the intensity continuing to increase page after page, until the concluding passages. The blurb described the book as being about what one girl is willing to do to protect her past, present, and future. Suggested for Jennifer Niven fans and recommended for ages 14 and abo...
  • Robin Roe
    2017-06-12
    I was lucky enough to get an early copy of Now Is Everything, and I'm so glad I did! Amy Giles' debut 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, Now Is Everything grabbed me from the very first line and never let go. Read this book!!!!
  • Maggie
    2017-06-08
    I read this book in less than 24 hours. NOW IS EVERYTHING has perfect pacing. It never felt slow, and every word was important. I never skimmed. I soaked up each word and each piece of information that Amy Giles strategically placed throughout the story to help us unravel Hadley's mystery. Equal parts heart-wrenching and hopeful, Hadley's story is one that will stick with you long after you close the book. I can't recommend this book enough.
  • Sara
    2017-07-16
    This book was impossible to put down. I wanted to put my life on hold to find out what happened. It's gorgeously written and the story will take you in and wrap itself around you and squeeze your heart. An important, unforgettable book.
  • DaniiWho
    2018-04-02
    Puh, was für ein Buch.Hab's in einem Rutsch gelesen.Stellenweise war es wirklich hart zu lesen was sie aushalten muss. Die Mutter hat mich wahnsinnig gemacht. Meghan fand ich teilweise sehr egoistisch und ich frag mich ob sie jemals eine Vermutung hatte wie schlimm es war.Man denkt man weiß was passiert ist aber NOPE! Ich möchte unbedingt mehr von der Autorin lesen. Der Schreibstil hat mir sehr gefallen und man fühlte wirklich mir Hadley mit ...
  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    2017-09-03
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher via Edelweiss.Trigger warning: Now is Everything is about child abuse and also features a brief but graphic moment of self-harm via a suicide attempt.Whoo, what a disappointment! Now is Everything had me excited to begin with, seeing as it opens with Hadley being pulled from the scene of a plane crash followed by pieces of interviews with her friends as investiga...
  • Read InAGarden
    2017-06-03
    Now Is Everything is a novel that thoroughly engages readers as it unspools a little at a time. When the novel begins readers find out that Hadley has been in a plane accident and that her mother is dead. The novel then flips back to the past and readers learn about Hadley's authoritarian/abusive father, negligent/alcoholic mother and firecracker of a younger sister. As the reveals keep coming readers get glimpses into the present day as well as ...
  • Lindsay
    2017-05-23
    This fast paced novel shifting from the past to present details Hadley’s life pre and post surviving a plane crash. Hadley’s childhood was anything but serene. In order to protect her little sister Lila from her father, Hadley makes herself the center of attention and does everything possible to appease her strict and abusive father: running miles each morning at 4.30am, making perfect grades, playing lacrosse despite hating it, taking flying...
  • Carlie Sorosiak
    2017-07-21
    Wow, wow, WOW. I read Now Is Everything in one sitting, and it absolutely devoured me. If you like powerful love stories, this one's for you. If you like heart-wrenching tales of sibling relationships, this one's for you. If you want to be crying in your seat on an airplane, this one's for you. (Because I actually did the last one and had a flight attendant ask me if I was okay, but NEVER MIND ABOUT THAT.) No lie, I was supposed to be asleep but ...
  • Leslie Cohen Glascock
    2016-08-03
    From the very beginning, this book drew me in. I loved how it shifted between the past and present, with each "past" chapter providing a little more insight, and clues as to what happened. I loved our very real protagonist, Hadley, who I often wanted to give a hug, or a high-five (thinking here of her love interest, Charlie, who I may love even more than Hadley). And, though I sure didn't "love" their characters, Hadley's parents were written ver...
  • Debbie
    2017-06-29
    What I loved about this book was that, although I am years beyond Hadley's age, the author's imagery transported me back to being a teenage girl again. I FELT the butterflies Hadley felt around Charlie. I FELT the anguish she felt when when he father was abusive. I understood why she felt so powerless in her situation. As I was reaching the end of the book I found myself slowing down. I knew that by reaching the end I would be saying goodbye to H...
  • Lindsey
    2017-07-26
    SO GOOD! I had a hard time putting this book down.
  • Nicole Hewitt
    2017-10-27
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionThis book is a thriller of sorts, but it’s also a portrait of abuse. From the outside, Hadley’s family looks perfect. But the reality is far from that image—Hadley’s father is controlling and abusive, and she spends every day just trying to live up to his expectations so that she doesn’t set him off. And she’s trying to keep her little sister out of the cros...