Not After Everything by Michelle Levy

Not After Everything

A gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens—great for fans of The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Eleanor and ParkTyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money). Tyler finds a job that crashes him into Jord...

Details Not After Everything

TitleNot After Everything
Release DateAug 4th, 2015
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Sociology, Abuse

Reviews Not After Everything

  • Georgina ☽ 2greekgirlsreading
    This was good until that freaking end..
  • Pikolina
    Ohhhhhhhhhhh que historia más dura, más cruel, pero triste y tierna a la vez.Me ha gustado muchísimo.Tyler, el protagonista, me ha encantado.Es una historia agridulce pero que merece la pena leer.Recomendable 100% a pesar de su traducción al español/latino (hay expresiones y palabras que descolocan porque no se conocen).
  • Sandy Ⓢ
    4 Estrellas, y mi corazón partío' A pesar de haberlo acabado hace 24 horas aún siento un vació en mi alma, ¡qué historia! Creo no haber leído algo así antes (por lo menos no que se le parezca mucho). ¡Por deos! Sufrí con Tyler todo el bendito libro, ¡¿Cómo pueden haber padres así?! Y tengo tanta furia por la situación porque, compañeros, esto se vive en la vida real, ¡deos! Al principio debí de hacerle caso de frenarme de leerlo...
  • Kels
    I think this book would work for a lot of readers, but I just had a lot of run-ins with Not After Everything that prevented me from truly enjoying it. Okay, so one of my biggest pet peeves are unlikable narrators, and guys I just really disliked Tyler. He is such a huge jerk! "Snarky, angry, mad-at-the-world" narrators are so hard for me to connect with, and Tyler takes the cake at being at the top of that list. He always has some derogatory comm...
  • Arch Bala
    I am not exactly sure how I really feel about this book yet – I guess, I’m still trying to absorb the way the author chose to end it. Some would say that it has a hopeful ending for our main character Tyler, whose last year in high school was marred by the suicide of his mother for which he blames himself and everything in between was just a cacophony of hurt, betrayal, discovery, recovery and most importantly, love. I loved the fact that des...
  • Merphy Napier
    TW Depression, Suicide, and Abuse. (BIG trigger warning. It gets graphic)This is an extremely honest, raw, and moving picture into grief, love, and growing up. I absolutely loved this story and it's one that will stick with me. Tyler was an extremely realistic and flawed main character who (despite his many faults) had my heart. I absolutely loved this story. The only reason it didn't get five stars was because the ending (while realistic) was a ...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Not After Everything by Michelle LevyPublisher: Dial BooksPublication Date: August 4, 2015Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publisherSummary (from Goodreads):Fans of Eleanor and Park, The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Perfectly Good White Boy won't be able to put down this gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens. Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, an...
  • Laura
    I was going to wait to review this book until my head and heart settled down. But I can’t. Not after everything. I need to get it out on the page now when my heart is still a mess of emotion. Not After Everything shows the brutality and awfulness in people. There is so much ugliness here, but a lot of hope and love as well. Teary-eyed hope. Tyler Blackwell’s Mom killed herself. Committed suicide leaving him alone with a father who only commun...
  • Sombra
    Puede que no sea el mejor libro del año. En mi humilde opinión, no es de los que más me han gustado en cuanto a historia de trasfondo se refiere, puesto que a diferencia de otros, en este la autora se ha centrado más en la evolución psíquica y emocional del protagonista. Y ahí reside que este libro me haya enganchado tanto.“Después de todo estás tú” es un título que le viene como anillo al dedo. Y es que a lo largo de la historia p...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    Trigger warnings: suicide, animal(!!!!) and child abuse. Don't read if you can't stomach reading about helpless animals being hurt. I have to admit, I started crying when the dog was hurt. I can handle when people are killed but if someone touches an animal I am ready to kill a bitch. Bless Michelle Levy for gracing us with this realistic ending and 'boo' to all those people rating it down because of said ending. It's not every day you see author...
  • Tayler Steele
    I decided to read this book because the description mentioned that Eleanor & Park fans would love it. Well, while I did really like it, it was nothing like E&P.This novel deals with some really difficult subjects, but I felt that it dealt with them in the most honest way possible. Tyler's narrative is definitely harsh, rude, and venomous at times, but considering what he'd been through, it felt right. Sure, he wasn't the hero most of us are accus...
  • Annie Brewer
    4.5 starting over stars! This was amazing! Tragic, but holy shit, Tyler's story broke me and slowly pieced me back together. Mostly. I hated his fucking father something fierce. He was such a piece of shit, the way he treated his only son. Only child for that matter. I wanted to stick my hand through my kindle, grab his throat and cut off all his air supply. Fuck. His mother was selfish for doing what she did. Part of me really hated her, almost ...
  • Charlotte Huang
    I just finished this book but I can already tell the characters are going to stay with me for a long, long time. Not After Everything is a gritty, emotional, unputdownable read--heart-breaking in all the best ways.
  • Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James
    Thank you for realistic ending!
  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    Brushing your teeth with minty toothpaste, and then going and chugging a glass of orange juice. That is the feeling I had while reading this, the bitter taste and the shudder that goes through your body just telling you that something is not right. Not After Everything felt like a hit or miss kind of book when I started reading it - it was a definite miss for me. I put it down after Chapter Twenty One. My brain was on overdrive and it was screa...
  • L
    You know those books that are so realistic that they make you love and hate them simultaneously? Yeah, this is one of those.
  • Zainab Shah
    There are so many things wrong with this book I just can't....Firstly, I hate how it shows that you just need somebody that you can't just stand the hell up on your own feet. Tyler lives in an abusive household, hates everyone, beats up literally everyone who talks to him but Jordyn is the "angel" who just 'talks' him out of his miserable life. Tf? How much does a 17 year old know?? And I don't understand how Tyler is also shown a good student l...
  • Trista
    Tyler had it all: a hot girlfriend, football scholarship to Standford, plenty of friends. He was king of the school Then his mom kills herself and he turns his back on all of it. Getting too close to people means they might find out his secret: that his father is abusive and refuses to pay for anything Tyler needs - including food. Tyler finds a job working in a photo studio and it's a great job. The only problem is Jordyn, a girl he used to be c...
  • Nicis
    3... 3.5 Necesito reflexionar un poco entre lo bueno y lo malo antes de decidirme.
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  • Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
    See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was a hardcover I got for review from YA Books Central.Diversity Rating: 1 – TokenismRacial-Ethnic: 1 (Jordyn is half-Malaysian; womanizing black best friend)QUILTBAG: 0Disability: 0Intersectionality: 1 (Tyler is low on the economic ladder)Warnings for child abuse and animal abuse in Not After EverythingAs a feminist, I recognize that men suffer due to the patriarchy too. They are given an imposs...
  • rachel
    Disclaimer: Do not read if emotional/physical abuse or animal abuse is distressing to you.Now that we've got that out of the way...I am always wary of book comparisons in blurbs. THE SPECTACULAR NOW is one of my favorite YA novels and often when it's used as a comparative title, it's not right. That is NOT the case here. NOT AFTER EVERYTHING by Michelle Levy is about seventeen-year-old Tyler, who just doesn't have give a sh*t anymore. Similar to ...
  • Laurence R.
    Such a heartbreaking book! I don’t often read novels narrated by teenage boys, so it was an interesting point of view.
  • Robin Reul
    Every once in a while a book comes along that guts you, and Not After Everything is one of those stories. The characters are so raw and honest, and the emotional frequency is turned way up in this brutal portrait of a young man whose life is so broken and finds healing and friendship from an unlikely source. From the dialogue to the description, I was immersed in this story from the first page to the last. Highly recommended, but I suggest having...
  • Natalie (Never trust a duck)
    Oh look, there's a piece of my shattered heart over there.
  • Ruubi
    El libro me ha gustado, es una historia fuerte ya que el protagonista Tyler sufre de violencia intrafamiliar por parte del padre, es un tema muy importante que muchas familias pasan por esa situación.Tyler es un niño muy popular y tiene las mejores notas hasta que un día todo cambió por la muerte de su ser querido. La introspección y los deseos personales se hacen muy presentes. Si recomiendo el libro.👍🏻
  •  Mary
    Empecemos por el titulo: "Not After Everything", creo que es más apropiado que la traducción "El infinito eres tú". Primero no hay un "infinito" en la historia y hasta el "Tú" es un tanto dudoso y cuestionable.Tyler Blackwell es un adolescente de 17 años, un poco engreído ya que es una estrella del fútbol. Sus notas son excelentes y con esa combinación se le ha ofrecido una beca deportiva para estudiar en la Universidad de Stanford; todo ...
  • John Clark
    Oh, what evil we do to our children in the name of love. Tyler's removed himself from everything he cared about except for his dog. It wasn't that long ago when he was alive with optimism, had stellar grades in all AP classes, was star of the football team and had a hot girlfriend. All that went up in flames the day he came home from practice to get dry socks and Advil, only to find his mom had killed herself in the bathtub. She left no note, jus...
  • Christine Alibutud
    Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. Thought-provoking and emotion-evoking, to give it straight, this book was nothing short of honesty and authenticity. It deftly brings to the conscious mind that these certain heavy life issues tackled in t...
  • Joli
    Rating 4.5 of 5I should have been better prepared for the heartache captured within the pages of this book. Not After Everything involves suicide, verbal and physical abuse, and bullying, and even knowing these things prior to starting the book, I still wasn't prepared for all of the emotions I would experience. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to stop because I had to know that Tyler was going to make it out okay. Not After Everything sh...