That Night

That Night

One night in March, a terrible tragedy shakes the Queens neighborhood where Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi live. The year since the shooting has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar, and deeply personal, ways. Lucas has taken up boxing and lives under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, while t One night in March, a terrible tragedy shakes the Queens neighborhood where Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi live. Th...

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Title:That Night
Author:Amy Giles
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:0062495798
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

That Night Reviews

  • Kristy
    Jan 08, 2019

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

  • Kathleen Glasgow
    Dec 23, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

  • Nickie
    Mar 25, 2019

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    Mar 28, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    Aug 14, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    Aug 16, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

    That Night is a powerful novel highlighting one of the most important issues facing the nation today. I was impressed with the fact that the author created a riveting novel without going into details about the school shooting that left the main characters reeling. As her characters exp...

    What I Liked:I've been a huge fan of Amy's since her debut last year, so when her publisher sent me her newest book over the summer, I sat down and read it all in one day. And friends, it was wonderful. ? Jess & Lucas. Told in alternating perspectives, this is such a shared ...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

  • Sara
    Jul 14, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Dec 07, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

  • Maree
    Apr 07, 2019

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

  • Sharon
    Jun 11, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

  • Stephanie Elliot
    May 12, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

  • Katy Upperman
    Dec 05, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Nov 16, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

  • Dahlia
    Sep 25, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

  • Madison
    Sep 19, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

  • Katie
    Jul 29, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

    That Night is a powerful novel highlighting one of the most important issues facing the nation today. I was impressed with the fact that the author created a riveting novel without going into details about the school shooting that left the main characters reeling. As her characters exp...

    What I Liked:I've been a huge fan of Amy's since her debut last year, so when her publisher sent me her newest book over the summer, I sat down and read it all in one day. And friends, it was wonderful. ? Jess & Lucas. Told in alternating perspectives, this is such a shared ...

  • Sandy
    Sep 24, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

  • Amber Smith
    Aug 21, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

  • Amanda Searcy
    Jul 20, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

    That Night is a powerful novel highlighting one of the most important issues facing the nation today. I was impressed with the fact that the author created a riveting novel without going into details about the school shooting that left the main characters reeling. As her characters exp...

    What I Liked:I've been a huge fan of Amy's since her debut last year, so when her publisher sent me her newest book over the summer, I sat down and read it all in one day. And friends, it was wonderful. ? Jess & Lucas. Told in alternating perspectives, this is such a shared ...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    I received an arc of this from a twitter giveaway! ok this was SO FREAKING GOOD! it?s basically the aftermath of a shooting that killed these two teen?s (jess and lucas) siblings and it deals with them falling in love despite them going through this horrible tragedy. obviously i...

    I loved NOW IS EVERYTHING so I was really excited to read this book. It did not disappoint! It?s a beautifully told story about two people who travel through grief together and fall in love after a horrible night. The characters are well-drawn. You feel what they feel?the weight of...

  • Mélissa Tremblay
    Apr 18, 2019

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Oct 16, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Sep 20, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

  • Sharon
    Nov 11, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

    That Night is a powerful novel highlighting one of the most important issues facing the nation today. I was impressed with the fact that the author created a riveting novel without going into details about the school shooting that left the main characters reeling. As her characters exp...

  • Megan Fortas
    May 25, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

  • Dylan
    Sep 05, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

  • Carlie Sorosiak
    Aug 23, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

  • Donna Hines
    Oct 09, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

  • emily
    Sep 05, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...

    I will read anything Amy Giles writes. This book is tender and gut-punching and life-affirming. I loved it. ...

    I don't know why it never occurred to me that this book could have been a huge political statement about gun control. Whatever the reason I didn't consider that doesn't really matter. What matters is That Night barely even mentions the event itself. I praise Amy Giles for taking this...

    I think that my favourite part about this book is that even though it?s about the aftermath of a shooting, we don?t actually talk about the shooting itself. This book isn?t about the Monster or his/her motivations to commit such a horrid crime. This book is about the survivor...

    Jess and Lucas never had a normal night after the mass shooting because it continuously plays in their minds. Jess (aka Jessica) tends to her depressed mother while Lucas gets his boxing gloves on and takes up the sport for good. These two opposites come together for healing, love, a...

    I just loved this. Mostly because the awful incident at the Balconey is not the main focus of the book. Giles examines the consequences and aftermath of tragedy and the impact it has on the people who are left to pick up the pieces - or not. Crippling depression, loss, denial, grief, a...

    That Night is a powerful novel highlighting one of the most important issues facing the nation today. I was impressed with the fact that the author created a riveting novel without going into details about the school shooting that left the main characters reeling. As her characters exp...

    What I Liked:I've been a huge fan of Amy's since her debut last year, so when her publisher sent me her newest book over the summer, I sat down and read it all in one day. And friends, it was wonderful. ? Jess & Lucas. Told in alternating perspectives, this is such a shared ...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    I received an arc of this from a twitter giveaway! ok this was SO FREAKING GOOD! it?s basically the aftermath of a shooting that killed these two teen?s (jess and lucas) siblings and it deals with them falling in love despite them going through this horrible tragedy. obviously i...

  • Sylvie
    Nov 29, 2018

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

  • Lucy S
    Feb 20, 2019

    You might have noticed I have a very specific ?type? when it comes to YA contemporary: if it isn?t tragic, I probably won?t like it, but if it can yank at my heart strings and make me cry (and maybe rage) a few times? Well, that?s my idea of a good time. Given how Amy?s las...

    It's been a year since the shooting in their town changed everything, and Jessica Nolan and Lucas Rossi are each trying to manage in their own way. Jess is trying to care for her severely depressed mom, who can barely get out of bed. That means helping pay the bills, cook the meals, an...

    5 stars. I think Giles is a new favorite author. I read NOW IS EVERYTHING by her last year and absolutely loved it, and this the same. She's one of the few authors that you can tell cares immensely about the necessary research that needs to be done when handling tough topics, and it...

    I loved this so much more than I expected. I loved that it wasn't meet a person and boom! everyone is fixed. Instead this was real. It felt like it was something that we could all relate to. Whether in losing someone in tragedy or learning how to move on and forgive. It was a beauti...

    3.85/5 Stars. Life is either about moving forward or looking back. We're moving forward again, but we'll never forget what's back there behind us. We can't. Because if we forget, it could happen again. I wasn't prepared to experience different kinds of emotions from this book. It...

    Where to start on this review? This book is so deep and so relevant to today's society that I cried while I was reading this book because young adult shootings are happening more often. Kills killing kids for no reason. This is a senseless act that needs to stop. In this story we me...

    This was a really lovely, quiet YA about grief, love, survivor's guilt, and moving on. I'm usually really iffy on books where people "recover" thanks to a romantic relationship, but especially for Lucas, this book is so heavy on coping mechanisms, therapy, medication, etc. that I don't...

    Rating: 4.5 Stars That night everything changed. That night they both lost their brothers, but that wasn't all they lost. Jess and Lucas were struggling to heal in the aftermath, and maybe their best bet was each other. ?Pro: This story was about the aftermath. How a communi...

    I love this book for its honest portrayal of teens in the aftermath of tragedy. Jess and Lucas are wonderfully written, the story will make you ache and hope for them. I think this would be an excellent book for discussion in classrooms and teen book groups. ...

    I was a huge fan of Amy's first book, NOW IS EVERYTHING, and I love this one even more! It was one of those books where I found myself thinking about Jess and Lucas even when I wasn't reading. They just felt so real, and my emotions for them were real too. Amy Giles has such a powerful...

    Amy Giles writes about grief like it's a punch to the gut... Powerfully and all-encompassing. Her characters in That Night are singed with grief and it shows... In their relationships, in their actions, in their words. That Night will change the way you think about how a person grieves...

    A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds over the course of time, crafted with nuance, depth and tenderness. Jess and Lucas both lose their siblings to random, senseless gun violence. That Night doesn't focus on the single dramatic episode of violence, but rather much more diff...

    What happens when you survived but your brother didn?t? What do you do when your family is falling apart or panic grips you by the throat, when you are not sure why you were the one who survived? That Night by Amy Giles presents a unique perspective on gun violence, focusing entirely...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - I was wowed by this book. I went into it without any expectations, really, because I haven't read Amy's other book (her debut from 2017). I was hooked immediately upon starting this one. This book is told from two perspective...

    That Night is great book that gives us a look at the grief process and how it is handled by different people. I was a little confused at the start and I actually thought that 'That Night' was a sequel, I wasn't quite sure what had happened as we only get bits and pieces throughout t...

    "That Night" by Amy Giles is an intriguing book! This is very powerful and moving with the main characters points of view! This book deals with grief of losing a sibling and the parents grief of losing a child. This book also deals with them trying to take control of their life after t...

    Oh, wow, this book. I loved Giles's debut, NOW IS EVERYTHING, so I was really looking forward to this one. And it did not disappoint. The book begins a year after the tragedy, so we see how things have changed for Jess and Lucas and everyone around them, how grief has twisted a tig...

    I loved this story about two teens, Jess and Lucas, who?ve each lost a brother in a local mass shooting, and the different paths they take through their grief. I appreciate that the novel doesn?t sensationalize the shooting or the shooter; rather, it focused on the families that we...

    This is the best book I have read this year. I didn't want to read it. I thought it was about another shooting, and it was, but it also wasn't. It was about two teens who lost older brothers in a shooting the year before and it was a tender look at the aftermath of trauma in the lives ...

    Shows two different points of view of grief and how to deal with it. I've become OBSESSED with YA realistic fiction about grief for some reason and this one is one of my favorites. I TOTALLY recommend reading. ...