A Seventeen Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Top Ten Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Best Book of the YearFor fans of All the Bright Places and Looking for Alaska comes "a daring, inventive story about love and loss and longing, reminding us that every choice can be a new chance. A dazzling, not-to-be-missed debut." --Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces
In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, Scarlett and David plunge into a brief and irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions.
Scarlett and David have known each other all their lives in small-town Graceville, Colorado, where David is just another mountain in the background, until, one day, he is suddenly so much more
than part of the scenery. Magnetic, spontaneous, David is a gravitational force. And Scarlett, pragmatic, wry, eye on the future, welcomes the pull he has on her even as she resists it.
Moving between the present and the past, this is the story of a seemingly grounded girl who's pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Smart, bold, and emotionally deep, Shana Youngdahl's debut explores grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you've been all along. It's an aching, transporting reminder that between the past that shapes us and the unknowable future, we have only the present to forgive ourselves and forge ahead."A story you won't forget."
--Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door"Mystery...Heartbreak...Hope...Readers will not be able to put this one down."--SLJ"Vivid"
--Seventeen.com"You'll speed read through [it]"
--PopSugar"John Green-like, intelligent and peppered with witty repartee" --Booklist"Heartbreaking, exquisitely crafted"
--Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light"Deeply authentic...Marvelously complex...Readers shouldn't miss [it]"
starred review"A complex, compassionately written love story"
--PW"A definite purchase and must read."--VOYA"Perfect."
“A daring, inventive story about love and loss and longing, reminding us that every choice can be a new chance. A dazzling, not-to-be-missed debut." —Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces
"You'll speed read through [it]." —PopSugar
“Plot twists and surprising emotional connections . . . John Green–like, intelligent and peppered with witty repartee. Recommended.” —Booklist
“Real relationships, timeless loss, and a story you won’t forget.” —Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door
"Grief, addiction, first loves, and traveling an unplanned road are among the many themes explored in this debut novel. . . . Heartfelt yet often sardonic . . . deeply authentic [and] marvelously complex. [A] smart, poignant story [that] readers shouldn't miss." —Kirkus
"Mystery . . . Heartbreak . . . Hope . . . Readers will not be able to put this one down." —SLJ
“A complex, compassionately written love story.” —Publishers Weekly
“Time is relative in this unique blend of romance and drama. . . . A definite purchase and must read.” —VOYA
“This heartbreaking, exquisitely crafted story captures the moments of intersection between choice and regret, the circular nature of grief, and everything that is nuanced about being a person.” —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light
"YA literature, some say, is about the moments when one state of being changes to another. In its structure and its story, As Many Nows as I Can Get
is a perfect example of this sometimes bumpy, sometimes poignant transition." —BookPage