Now is Everything

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By: Amy Giles
Location:  FIC GIL  
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Abuse

"I'm a million shattered pieces. Tiny shards that will cut anyone who tries to clean up my mess."

TRIGGER WARNINGS: child abuse & domestic abuse (physical & emotional), suicide/self-harm

This story sounds like my mums own story...

"It's such a heartbreaking book about a seventeen year old girl that grew up in an emotional/physically abusive household. It's about a girl who never had the freedom to make choices for herself. Who always took a beating and could never be good enough for a father that never cared for her. Who was forced to do things she didn't want to. Who lived in constant fear and anxiety of how bad her father would break her little sister and force her to grow up a way no child should, a way she grew up. Who was afraid to speak up and get help." Sana

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   

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.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be

“Hadley is living the hidden, complex life that so many young people know - a teenager trapped inside her dysfunctional family. This beautiful and sad book will push you toward an unexpected conclusion. You won’t be able to put this novel down.” —Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of Too Shattered For Mending

“An incredibly powerful and moving debut that is not to be missed, Now Is Everything tackles the tragic reality and heartbreak of familial abuse that will haunt you long after you’ve turned the last page. This book is a must read and Hadley’s story is way too important to not be shared; I cannot sing enough praise for Amy Giles and her gorgeous debut.” —Erin L. Schneider, author of Summer of Sloane

“Now Is Everything is equal parts heartbreaking, unflinching, and hopeful. Hadley’s story will no doubt reach readers who need it.” —Kara Thomas, author of The Darkest Corners and Little Monsters


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