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?
Praise For That Night…
“A poignant exploration of the way grief redefines us in the wake of tragedy. THAT NIGHT reminds readers that small acts of kindness, and greater leaps of trust, have the power to strengthen the human heart.” — Shannon M. Parker, acclaimed author of THE GIRL WHO FELL and THE RATTLED BONES
“A heartbreakingly real look at how grief unfolds…Both timely and timeless, That Night is a story that will stay with you long after you close the cover.” — Joanne O’Sullivan, acclaimed author of Between Two Skies
“Amy Giles dives into the aftermath of public tragedy, when all the cameras are gone, reminding us of the power of grief, love, and hope. A timely and necessary read.” — Tiffany D. Jackson, author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming
“Thoughtful and thought-provoking.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A heart-wrenching and deeply moving story about the redemptive power of love. Both timely and unforgettable, THAT NIGHT is a must-read.” — Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
“Giles’ novel is one of surviving terrible losses and of healing. Readers will find the latest from Giles a pleasing read.” — Booklist
“[A] triumphant love story and a testimony to the power of human resilience that will win over teen (and adults) readers. Add this to your mandatory reading list and to every library serving young adults.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), starred review
HarperTeen, 9780062495778, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
About the Author
Amy Giles is the author of Now Is Everything and That Night. She lives on Long Island with her family. Visit her at www.amygiles.net and follow her @AmySGiles on Twitter.