As Many Nows as I Can Get
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As Many Nows as I Can Get

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In one impulsive moment the summer before they leave for college, overachievers Scarlett and David plunge into an irresistible swirl of romance, particle physics, and questionable decisions. Told in non-linear, vivid first-person chapters, As Many Nows as I Can Get is the story of a grounded girl who's pulled into a lightning-strike romance with an electric-charged boy, and the enormity of the aftermath. Cerebral, accessible, bold, and unconventionally romantic, this is a powerful debut about grief, guilt, and reconciling who you think you need to be with the person you've been all along.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 148 x 216 x 36mm | 534g
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525553851
  • 9780525553854
  • 88,766

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"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 "Good 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

"Vivid." --Seventeen.com

"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 (starred review)

"If you like HBO's Euphoria? You should give this a try." --Culturess

"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
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About Shana Youngdahl

Shana Youngdahl is a poet and author who teaches writing at the University of Maine at Farmington and directs the Longfellow Young Writers' Workshop. One of her greatest joys is helping people embrace the stories they need to tell. Shana lives with her husband, two daughters, and two cats in Maine. As Many Nows as I Can Get is her debut novel.
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635 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 32% (201)
4 34% (215)
3 25% (160)
2 6% (39)
1 3% (20)
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