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Title:
That night
ISBN:
9780062495778
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
Physical Description:
308 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
A year ago a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood, and both Jess and Lucas were affected in eerily similar and deeply personal ways. Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother, and Lucas takes up boxing under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents. When their paths converge, they slowly become friends and then something more. They help each other move forward together. But what does it mean to love after an unspeakable tragedy? -- adapted from jacket
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An evocative story by acclaimed author Amy Giles about tragedy, love, and learning to heal.

The year since a mass shooting shook their Queens neighborhood has played out differently for Jess and Lucas, both of whom were affected by that night in eerily similar and deeply personal ways.

As Jess struggles to take care of her depressed mother and Lucas takes up boxing under the ever-watchful eye of his overprotective parents, their paths converge. They slowly become friends and then something more, learning to heal and move forward together.

But what does it mean to love after an unspeakable tragedy?


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Booklist Review

One year after a mass shooting, Jessica and Lucas, along with their families, deal with the aftermath of the event that changed their worlds forever. Shy and withdrawn Jessica struggles to recover from the loss of her brother, while also caring for her grieving mother. Angry and anxious, Lucas turns to boxing in order to release his frustrations at being a survivor and losing his brother. Jessica's and Lucas' paths cross, and together they form a bond that is characterized by love, healing, and moving forward. Giles' novel is one of surviving terrible losses and of healing. As in her previous novel, Now Is Everything (2017), Giles writes from the perspective of young adults trying survive the unexpected. Told in alternating perspectives from Jessica and Lucas, the mass shooting is not the main focus; rather, the lives of those affected by the mass shooting and its aftermath take center stage. Readers will find the latest from Giles a pleasing read.--Savannah Patterson Copyright 2018 Booklist