Teen Read Week 2018: Author Chat with Amy Giles (That Night), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Amy Giles (That Night)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Amy, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Meet Amy Giles!

   
Amy Giles is the author of Now Is Everything and That Night. She liveson an Island that is Long with her family. Visit herat www.amygiles.net [amygiles.net] and follow her@AmySGiles on Twitter.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet That Night!

 

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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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 

 

YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

Teenage Amy would have loved Kara Thomas’ and Tiffany Jackson’s books as much as grown-up Amy does. Older YA authors are always dating themselves when they say, “Back when I was a teenager, there weren’t a lot of YA books.” But the truth is, there weren’t, at least none that I was aware of that spoke to me. So I read a lot of Stephen King. I wasn’t alone, though. My creative writing teacher admonished our entire class when we all confessed to pretty much only reading Stephen King! I’m still a sucker for a really good twisty thriller, and Kara and Tiffany never disappoint. Start with Allegedly and The Darkest Corners, and then just keep going.

 

YABC:  Was there a class in high school that you wished you had paid closer attention to and why?

Ummm….how do I put this? All of them. I struggled with anxiety and depression in high school. To cope, I tuned out a lot. It wasn’t until I went away to college that I felt like a switch turned on inside of me. I went from this depressing black and white world to full color. What I do always regret is not getting more involved in the extracurricular activities at school. I have teen daughters now and when I see how much Habitat for Humanity and Key Club, just to name a few, have helped them grow, build their confidence, and connect them to the outside world. I wish I had given these clubs a chance when I was their age.

 

YABC:  What do you love most about the YA genre?

As a former teenager who struggled, I respect contemporary YA for its unflinching coverage of important topics. There are so many teenagers dealing with real issues, and many are unwilling to talk about it, even with their closest friends. Seeing themselves in a book is the first step in recognizing they’re not alone and there is help available. What I also love about YA is that they almost always end on a hopeful note, because don’t we all need to hear that everything is going to be okay with time?

 
 

That Night 

By: Amy Giles

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: October 23rd, 2018

 

 

 

 

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necole on Sunday, 14 October 2018 09:06

Cute cover that represents two people coming together. I am intrigued to read this story of healing after a tragedy like a shooting and see how the characters develop.

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Cute cover that represents two people coming together. I am intrigued to read this story of healing after a tragedy like a shooting and see how the characters develop.
Debra Branigan on Sunday, 14 October 2018 17:12

The cover is appropriate for the storyline and YA realistic fiction readers will be drawn to it. I am intrigued as to how you handle this topic. I live where such an event happened.

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The cover is appropriate for the storyline and YA realistic fiction readers will be drawn to it. I am intrigued as to how you handle this topic. I live where such an event happened.
Tiffany Engler on Monday, 15 October 2018 09:46

I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!

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I love this cover! I can't wait to read this book!
Kara S on Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:31

The cover isn't exciting, but the synopsis is. This sounds like a weighty and rewarding story. Thanks, Kara S

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The cover isn't exciting, but the synopsis is. This sounds like a weighty and rewarding story. Thanks, Kara S
KM on Monday, 22 October 2018 18:08

I loved Amy Giles' other book, so I'm looking forward to this.

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I loved Amy Giles' other book, so I'm looking forward to this.
Marisa Fort on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:19

The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sound amazing!

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The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sound amazing!
Colleen Burns on Saturday, 10 November 2018 09:49

I love the cover and it sounds like an interesting book

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I love the cover and it sounds like an interesting book
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 11 November 2018 10:52

I love the cover. The synopsis sounds emotional and exciting to read.

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I love the cover. The synopsis sounds emotional and exciting to read.
Penny Olson on Monday, 12 November 2018 21:54

The cover is serious and the story is highly relevant.

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The cover is serious and the story is highly relevant.
Renee Moore on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:00

Love the cover, book sounds great!

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Love the cover, book sounds great!

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