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?
An overload of GREATNESS
Being a teen from nyc, this book related to me so much and helped me grasp morals I didn’t know I needed. I loved the interest in the two opposite but alike worlds of Jess and Lucas and how they learned to embrace their past from “that night”.