Every Moment After {Download Read} By Joseph Moldover

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Every Moment After

Best friends Matt and Cole grapple with their changing relationships during the summer after high school in this impactful evocative story about growing up and moving on from a traumatic past Surviving was just the beginning Eleven years after a shooting rocke Because my family lived in Sandy Hook when the shooting occurred I was very reluctant to read this book Thankfully a colleague who knew my relationship to this event convinced me that I could handle it She was right This is in my opinion one of the few books that understands the grief confusion rage discomfort shame and indifference that such trauma can yield even years later Once I started this story I couldn t stop But as I neared the end I found myself savoring the time I had left with these characters For the record there is so much to this book than the shooting What is the opposite of a trigger warning For those concerned it isn t depicted at all I praise the author for this choice The book as a whole is about two teenage boys and their deep while at times complicated friendship It s a ragged breath of fresh air

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F Will Cole and Matt ever be able to truly leave the ghosts of East Ridge behind Do they even want to As they grapple with changing relationships falling in love and growing apart these two friends must face the uestion of how to move on and truly begin living 45 I loved this book Having 3 sons I wasn t sure I could read a story about a school shooting but it wasn t about the shootingit was about the aftermath or the every moment after which is the aptly named title The relationship between Cole and Matthew was so touching and genuine and importantly realistic The dialogue between the two of them is exactly how 18 year olds speak to each other I also loved the interactions with the other characters especially the autistic surviving brother Paul This book makes you think about things you probably never think aboutthe far reaching long term effects of a school shooting without being political It is powerful and poignant insight into survivor s guilt and grief in all its forms the wreckage left in the wake of such unspeakable violence I am so glad the author chose to leave the details of the shooting out of the narrative as it was not necessary to the story But as sad as a story as this is you are left with a sense of hopethat although each character holds within them a deep wound that can never fully heal their will to survive to connect to love and to grow will carry them through their next chaptersand that they will always be supported by each other and by their community I loved this book from the beginning and from every moment after

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D the small town of East Ridge New Jersey and left eighteen first graders in their classroom dead survivors and recent high school graduates Matt Simpson and Cole Hewitt are still navigating their guilt and trying to move beyond the shadow of their town's grie I had the uniue opportunity to be an early reader for this amazing novel by Joe Moldover Moldover has created a story that captures the lasting impact of what it means to be a survivor of a school shooting and the legacy that imparts on an entire community The story is told in the two voices of Cole and Matttwo graduating seniors who survived a school shooting in elementary school Moldover portrays both individual voices with incredible authenticity while also showing the depth of their shared friendship and the tragedy that connects them However this book does not dwell in this place of lossthe story unfolds as the two main characters are graduating years after the shooting and embarking on the first tentative steps of what it will mean to navigate the world as young adults Both Cole and Matt struggle to find their best path don t want to spoil anything so that is all I will say here but find that their friendship is a critical source of support and solid ground when they both need it the most This portrayal of male friendship is one of the most positive I have seen in contemporary YA literature and is an inspiring foundation to the entire story I highly recommend this novel to both adult and YA readersit will be one that stays you


About the Author: Joseph Moldover

Joseph Moldover is a writer and clinical psychologist who lives and works in the Boston area He has written a number of short stories often under the name Joseph Sloan as well as works of nonfiction focusing on issues of health and disability He is the grandson of the novelist Sloan Wilson author of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Every Moment After is his debut novel and is currently ava



10 thoughts on “Every Moment After

  1. says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest This book broke my heart and nobody is talking about it That is so not fair I want everyone else to read this book so they can be just as miserable as I am because this book absolutely shredded

  2. says:

    Because my family lived in Sandy Hook when the shooting occurred I was very reluctant to read this book Thankfully a colleague who knew my rela

  3. says:

    I got an early reading copy buying for kids in my family when it comes out A good YA book for all kiddos and adults I loved it but especially boys Yes it's about the traumatic aftermath of a school shooting all too familiar but the book doesn't feel like it was trying to be timely The difference here is it's not

  4. says:

    I had the uniue opportunity to be an early reader for this amazing novel by Joe Moldover Moldover has created a story that captures the lasting impact of what it means to be a survivor of a school shooting and the legacy that imparts on an entire community The story is told in the two voices of Cole and Matttwo graduating seniors who survived a school shooting in elementary school Moldover portrays both individ

  5. says:

    Every Moment After follows the story of two teenage boys Matt and Cole in the summer after their high school graduation When they were in first grade eighteen of their classmates were killed in a school shooting In the summer after their senior year they’re still navigating guilt grief and what it means to mov

  6. says:

    Cole and his best friend Matt are part of that class You know the one a shooter killed seventeen kids and their principal Now they’re graduating with eighteen empty chairs draped in black Matt feels guilty for being home sick from his diabetes is self destructive and tacitly suicidal acts like a jerk sometimes and is thoughtful and kind

  7. says:

    I don't usually read YA but I got an advance copy of this book and the description just got to me right away The premise of the story what happens to the kids left behind after a school shooting was powerful and original The topic couldn't be sensitive but I'm both happy and relieved to say the author pulled it

  8. says:

    An extraordinary book with an important message written and expressed so beautifully Thank you for sharing these

  9. says:

    45 I loved this book Having 3 sons I wasn’t sure I could read a story about a school shooting but it wasn’t about the shootingit was about the aftermath or the “every moment after” which is the aptly named title The relationship between Cole and Matthew was so touching and genuine and importantly realistic The dialogue between the two of them is exactly how 18 year olds speak to each other I also loved the interactions wi

  10. says:

    I received an advance copy of this book and am so glad I did Every Moment After is one of the most genuine and insightful stories of friendship I’ve read Set a decade after a devastating incident it examines the repercussions of that event looking most closely at how it has bound the survivors to one another The two main charact

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