Fans of Eleanor and Park, The Spectacular Now, Willow, and Perfectly Good White Boy won’t be able to put down this gritty but hopeful love story about two struggling teens.
Tyler has a football scholarship to Stanford, a hot girlfriend, and a reliable army of friends to party with. Then his mom kills herself. And Tyler lets it all go. Now he needs to dodge what his dad is offering (verbal tirades and abuse) and earn what his dad isn’t (money): He needs a job. It’s there that he reunites with Jordyn, his childhood best friend, and now the token goth girl at school. Jordyn brings Tyler an unexpected peace and, finally, love. But with his family in shambles, he can’t risk bringing Jordyn too deeply into his life. So when violence rocks Tyler’s world again, will it be Jordyn who shows him the way to a hopeful future? Or after everything, will Tyler have to find it in himself?
This tough, realistic page-turner reveals a boy’s point of view on loss and love—perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell, Tim Tharp, Julia Hoban, Carrie Mesrobian, and Mindi Scott.
Michelle Levy, author of Not After Everything, was born and raised in Colorado, but at eighteen moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in casting for film and television. In her many years as a casting director, she has… More about Michelle Levy
“A raw, emotional love story that knows first love doesn’t always go like the movies.”—Bustle
“Tough and uncompromising . . . The voice of a real teen searching for answers while walking a razor-thin fence between salvaging what remains or throwing it all away . . . Raw and unforgettable.”—Kirkus (starred review)
“Tragic and intense, but ultimately hopeful. The protagonists are fully developed and three-dimensional teens and their story is captivating. Fans of Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything should add this to their must-read lists. A moving story with tons of heart.”—School Library Journal
“Impressive . . . A realistic portrait that readers of any age can recognize. Tyler’s journey into healing through an unlikely love and his final step into adulthood are engaging . . . believable and satisfying.”—VOYA
“One of the best young adult novels I’ve ever read.”—Jennifer Echols, award-winning author of Endless Summer and Forget You
“If you never thought a single book could make you laugh, cry, scream, ache, throw things at the wall, and then beg for more, then you’ve never read Not After Everything. Michelle Levy doesn’t just join the all-star pool of contemporary young adult authors, she rises straight to the top.”—Jessica Brody, bestselling author of 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and the Unremembered trilogy