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

  • Adalee Gellar
    Oct 30, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I didn?t know what to expect when I started That Night. All I knew was the two main protagonist were both dealing with grief and a tragedy; and eventually, along the way they would some how he...

    Jess and Lucas have one thing in common, both of their brothers died on the same night of a mass shooting, and both feel guilty for living. Since the shooting, Jess struggles to do the mundane tasks in life, but someone has to especially since her mom can?t seem to be anything bu...

    Review first appeared as part of my Music Mondays Feature on my blog here. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This week?s feature is a book that I almost gave up on. I read the first couple of chapters and I was worried about where the story would ...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier It has been a year since the mass shooting at the theater. A year since Lucas?s brother threw himself on top of Lucas, saving Lucas?s life. A year since Jess was out in the lobby getting candy as ...

    ?That Night? is a sadly beautiful examination of the fallout of a mass shooting and the echoing effect it has not only on the witnesses who were there, but the entirety of the community it happens within. This novel is both timely and important?in a time when these incidents are ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
    Nov 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I didn?t know what to expect when I started That Night. All I knew was the two main protagonist were both dealing with grief and a tragedy; and eventually, along the way they would some how he...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • BookishGeek
    Oct 31, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

  • Jennifer
    Oct 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I didn?t know what to expect when I started That Night. All I knew was the two main protagonist were both dealing with grief and a tragedy; and eventually, along the way they would some how he...

    Jess and Lucas have one thing in common, both of their brothers died on the same night of a mass shooting, and both feel guilty for living. Since the shooting, Jess struggles to do the mundane tasks in life, but someone has to especially since her mom can?t seem to be anything bu...

    Review first appeared as part of my Music Mondays Feature on my blog here. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This week?s feature is a book that I almost gave up on. I read the first couple of chapters and I was worried about where the story would ...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier It has been a year since the mass shooting at the theater. A year since Lucas?s brother threw himself on top of Lucas, saving Lucas?s life. A year since Jess was out in the lobby getting candy as ...

  • Dayla
    Oct 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I didn?t know what to expect when I started That Night. All I knew was the two main protagonist were both dealing with grief and a tragedy; and eventually, along the way they would some how he...

    Jess and Lucas have one thing in common, both of their brothers died on the same night of a mass shooting, and both feel guilty for living. Since the shooting, Jess struggles to do the mundane tasks in life, but someone has to especially since her mom can?t seem to be anything bu...

    Review first appeared as part of my Music Mondays Feature on my blog here. I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review This week?s feature is a book that I almost gave up on. I read the first couple of chapters and I was worried about where the story would ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Nina O'Daniels
    Sep 04, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

    Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. I didn?t know what to expect when I started That Night. All I knew was the two main protagonist were both dealing with grief and a tragedy; and eventually, along the way they would some how he...

    Jess and Lucas have one thing in common, both of their brothers died on the same night of a mass shooting, and both feel guilty for living. Since the shooting, Jess struggles to do the mundane tasks in life, but someone has to especially since her mom can?t seem to be anything bu...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Melissa
    Mar 30, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Nov 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Amazing! This book made me laugh, cry, and everything in between. Review to come! ? ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Amy Giles's THAT NIGHT, a captivating YA novel told in dual-person narration, tells the tale of two teens, Jess and Lucas, who are struggling with grief in the aftermath of a senseless shooting at a local movie theater. As each teen deals with their individual struggle, they learn to f...

    I, like so many other people, have the world's most unfortunate party trick: I get to say that I have PTSD. Oh, wait, that's not a party trick, it's a travesty? Oh well. Either way, I still have PTSD and a piece of birthday cake. Because of this super fun designation, I read alot ...

    THAT NIGHT by Amy Giles is told in alternating perspectives between Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by a mass shooting at the local movie theater a year ago in their Queens, New York, neighborhood. Jess was watching the movie with her brother, Ethan, and best friend, Marissa...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...