Today I am excited to be featuring the book You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow on the Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! I am sharing my review and a giveaway, so be sure to read on. This post contains affiliate links, so if you use them and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission.
About The Book:
Title: You’d Be Home Now
Author: Kathleen Glasgow
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Delacorte, 9/28/21
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a breathtaking story about a town, its tragedies, and the quiet beauty of everyday life.
For all of Emory’s life she’s been told who she is. In town she’s the rich one–the great-great-granddaughter of the mill’s founder. At school she’s hot Maddie Ward’s younger sister. And at home, she’s the good one, her stoner older brother Joey’s babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey’s drug habit was.
Four months later, Emmy’s junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone’s telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all?
Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy’s beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be cured, the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many ghostie addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is–it might be time to decide for herself.
Inspired by the American classic Our Town, You’d Be Home Now is Kathleen Glasgow’s glorious modern story of a town and the secret lives people live there. And the story of a girl, figuring out life in all its pain and beauty and struggle and joy.
“Necessary, important, honest, loving, and true.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“The narrative presents a nuanced look at a family trying to keep their loved ones safe and the toll that addiction takes on all of its members…A heartbreaking yet important story.” –SLJ, starred review
“…compassionately illustrates the profound power of love…[a] remarkable and engrossing novel of life’s balance and imbalance between struggle and joy.”—Booklist, starred review
“As beautiful as it is raw… an unflinching tale of addiction.” —Amy Beashel, author of The Sky Is Mine
“Raw, honest, and over-flowing with feelings… unlike anything I’ve ever experienced on the page.” —Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe
“In her gripping tale of an addict-adjacent teen and the fragile ecosystem she inhabits, Kathleen Glasgow expands our hearts and invites in a little more humanity.” —Val Emmich, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel
“Renders the invisible faces of addiction with rare humanity.” —Amber Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Way I Used to Be
“Nails what it’s like to love someone with an addiction and humanizes the struggle of a teenage drug addict.” —Hayley Krischer, author of Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf
“An evocative, soaring exploration of family, friendship, and the many lives that encompass a small town.” —Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
About Kathleen Glasgow:
Kathleen Glasgow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces as well as How to Make Friends with the Dark and You’d Be Home Now. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Kathleen and her writing, visit kathleenglasgowbooks.com or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.
This was not an easy book to read, but it was so moving and meaningful. It happens to be the second book I read this month about a person dealing with an addiction. In You’d Be Home Now, the story is told from the viewpoint of Emory, whose brother Joey struggles with addiction. Their parents put Emory in charge of Joey and she struggles with that responsibility.
I was a little uncomfortable by how easy it was for the teenagers in this story to find drugs, but I think that’s my naivety speaking. This town seemed to be a haven for those with addictions and these people were ignored by most others. It was heart warming when Joey’s family finally started to pay attention to the problem as a whole and to try to help people. I loved the supportive friends in this book including Liza, Daniel, and the drama teacher, Simon.
This moving story is a must read for older teens and those who love them.
You’d Be Home Now Giveaway:
3 winners will win a finished copy of YOU’D BE HOME NOW, US Only.
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I will be posting a giveaway for two more copies of this book on my Instagram today!