As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get

A timely, searing, and unconventional romance from an urgent new voice in young adult fictionIn one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows As I Can Get is the story of a grounded girl who's pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electr...

Details As Many Nows as I Can Get

TitleAs Many Nows as I Can Get
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherDial Books
GenreContemporary, Romance, Young Adult, Fiction, Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Reviews As Many Nows as I Can Get

  • emma
    i thought i was going to get a nice fluffy read and instead i am broken in to come in a hundred years / 4 stars-------------------something about this cover is telling me i'm going to LOVE this book.(thanks to penguin random house for the copy)
  • Maddie Browse
    This book is phenomenal! I picked it up on a complete whim (a book with romance and physics? What more could I want!) and it is one of the best decisions I've ever made! I can't believe this is a debut, it is beyond incredible and I strongly urge everyone to read it!!
  • Shannon Doleski
    I read the arc of As Many Nows as I Can Get in one day! This is a book about tough things. Tough, tough things that I don't want to spoil for the world. But, that said, this book deals with complicated pieces of life in a beautiful way. I thought Youngdahl dealt with the characters' trials in a thoughtful way that never felt sensationalized or judgmental. And if you are a fan of likable unlikable characters, wow, does this book deliver. I was alw...
  • Cat
    4.5 ⭐That's really, really good book. Deals with tough topics, but in a really great way, writing is brilliant and mature (not boring!), and whole mood of the book is incredible - little heavy, but with lighter parts. Love the non-linear way of telling the story, love the way we can connect to characters, love the slightly feminist vibe (woman supporting woman, empowering) and absolutely LOVE the cover. It's gorgeous! ❤ 4.5 ⭐That's really...
  • Jenn
    [@wonderfully_bookish (insta) leant me her ARC of As Many Nows as I Can Get to review. Thanks b!]-I’ve written and rewritten this review three times now. I just cant adequately put into words how real and spectacular this book is. The journey Youngdahl brought me on wasn’t one I was expecting, but was one I think we all need. This book made me smile and cry, but most importantly it made me stop and think. The topics in this book are things th...
  • Kendall • thegeekyyogi
    Okay, so…this book. To be completely transparent, I’m still processing this book. I finished it almost a week ago and I would happily wait longer to post my review, but it’s due today and I also am not sure that waiting any longer would help me figure out exactly how I feel anyway. Here are the things I do know, this book has a tragic beauty to the story, it made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion and then it made me cry…a lot. T...
  • Shannon Takaoka
    I’m so glad I got to read an ARC of Shana Youngdahl’s AS MANY NOWS AS I CAN GET because now I get to shout about what a stunning debut this is. Told out of sequence in a nod to Einstein’s theory of time, the story follows two high-achieving teens on the cusp of moving on from the small town they grew up in, as they deal with forces that are simultaneously pulling them together and pushing them apart. Scarlett is drawn to David’s wild ener...
  • Carlyn
    Wow. Highly recommend.
  • Melinda Joseph-Kelly
    As Many Nows As I Can Get wasn't what I expected but it was everything I needed. Told in a non-linear time line,  it explores love, loss, and hope when life doesn't go as planned. The story is told through Scarlett's perspective as she travels across the country to an internship, all the while reflecting on her life and the detours leading up to her present.After reading the first chapter, I thought "this is going to be magic". And it was. As Ma...
  • Angela
    After a slow start, this story pulled me in hard and fast, much like the ill-fated relationship between Scarlett and David. The novel utilizes a non-linear structure to tell the story of a high-achieving student, Scarlett, and the tangled web of relationships between her, two damaged boys she loves in different ways, her friends and family, and what she wants for herself. At first, it was difficult for me to sympathize with the characters, intell...
  • Samantha Kelley
    WOW. Just wow. This book was incredible. I felt SO many emotions reading this book, and I found myself being so proud of Scarlett at the ending. This book was beautiful. I don’t even have words to describe it. What a journey to read about during the most trying times of young adulthood. Everyone. Needs. To. Read. This. Thank you to Penguin Random House for providing me with an advanced copy of this book!
  • Dipali
    This is gut-wrenching but so beautifully written. Can I just give Scarlett, David and Mina some hugs?
  • Casie Bazay
    Wow. I won the ARC of this book and wasn't really sure what to expect, but it has become one of my favorite YA novels. Exquisitely written (so much so, that I had to stop and underline certain phrases), complex and very real characters, and a non-linear timeline that fits so perfectly with a major theme of the book. I'm always a sucker for romances, but this one is so heartbreakingly beautiful that I had a difficult time putting the book down. Hi...
  • Zachary Sherman
    I'll begin by saying that this is one of the most beautifully written young adult novels I've read in a very long time. It has a lyrical quality to it that has stuck with me since I finished it about three weeks ago. Youngdahl is able to insert metaphor without making me roll my eyes, and it works so well with the characters and the world she has developed here.The storyline took turns I really wasn't expecting, but none of them felt gratuitous, ...
  • Rebecca
    4.5Going into this, I was aware that this book was going to be about grief. But that was about it. The book jacket doesn't really give much more information than that. But thematically, this book is so strong in current teenage struggles in a phenomenally realistic way.The teens in this novel are dealing with: the impact of the economic downturn and the insecurity that now pervades their lives and the lives of all who live in their town as a resu...
  • Dani Amaya
    ARC acquired at Yallwest from PenguinTeen in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are based off an uncorrected proof. ----------------It's hard to know where to begin on a book as special with this one. When I started reading it, I wasn't sure about any of it. I didn't understand who the characters were or what the story was really. I honestly had no clue until about 30% into the book that it was going to be as special as it.This book feel...
  • Kailyn Bettle
    While on a road trip across the country with her college roommate, Scarlet is writing about everything that happened over the past few years to get her to her "now". She highlights her relationship with Cody that lasted two years, her success in STEM, and her college application and acceptance process. Most importantly, she recounts her whirlwind relationship with David Warren right before she left for college and everything that happens as a res...
  • Elise Musicant
    Poetic and powerful, “As Many Nows As I Can Get” is a coming of age story about Scarlett, a woman who has graduated high school in Colorado and is going to college all the way in Maine. She loves physics and statistics, but she also loves her friends, and leaving all of this behind in the name of education is extremely difficult. The story is told in a nonlinear structure. I think this mostly works for the book, because as Scarlett mentions e...
  • Suzy
    Thank you for this ARC from NetGalleyScarlett oh Scarlett. I am not totally sure what even to say about her. She was so eccentric and knew so many facts and information about science. I liked her, and I felt for her after all the unexpected things happened. I felt like I related to her in a way because I had a first love that was like David, always getting into trouble, going off the rails, but brought an electric charge into my life. Scarlett ha...
  • Jennifer Moffett
    This book swept me in from the very first page. The non-linear structure creates tension and adds suspense, while giving so much depth to the main character, Scarlett. The back-and-forth storyline echoes the emotional whirlwind she's trying to maneuver through. And it gives the reader an immediate connection to Scarlett, who is struggling to maintain control of her life after high school with a boy who already lost control of his own. AS MANY NOW...
  • Tanya
    I was SO lucky to have the chance to read an arc of As Many Nows as I can Get by Shana Youngdahl. Sometimes, books with a non-linear structures can be hard to get into, but that's not the case here. From the beginning, I was sucked into the the story of two friends, Scarlett and David, who are about to move out of their small town for college. There aren't nearly enough contemporary YAs about this emotionally fraught time in a teenager's life, an...
  • Teresa
    Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview this ARC of As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl.Through her journal entries that bounce between present day, and a year earlier, Scarlett tells the story of how she ended up traveling with her best friend, after losing her best friend/boyfriend David to an overdose. Both teens being brilliant, but deeply unsatisfied, Scarlett describes her often unsettling relationship with David, and th...
  • Konner Wilson
    I don't know where to begin with this book. I finished it yesterday and haven't been able to stop thinking about it. This book is WONDERFUL. I'm not a big YA reader, but this book has really opened my eyes to how great YA fiction can be. Shana Youngdahl brought characters to life that had personal struggles and stories that were unique and individual, yet universal and relatable. Scarlett is a main character that you get to understand deeply and ...
  • Ariel
    I ravished through this book in 48 hours and am already feeling the effects of a "book hangover" that will no doubt take me a while to shake. Wow. This novel is so well written, heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. It's especially important given the current opioid epidemic stirring the nation, all of its nuances, and the ways it affects the people around you. Further, I loved how she connected Scarlett and David's love for physics and s...
  • Priscila Patatas
    Thank you #netgalley and @penguinbooks for the free e-book!•This ARC was provided for review, but in no way affects the following impartial and unbiased review:•4*Pros: Beautiful description and refreshing narrative style. Complex and flawed characters. Promotes women in STEM. Feminist and diverse. Focuses in a number of life issues, such as first love, sex life, drug and alcohol dependency, mental health issues, teen pregnancy and many more....