As Many Nows As I Can Get
In Youngdahl's complex and compassionately written debut, a grounded overachiever falls in love with an electrically-charged boy. Natives of the small town of Graceville, Colorado, Scarlett and David have known each other all their lives. They both have big plans beyond high school and never expected to become romantically involved during the summer after graduation. David's magnetism and dependence on drugs led Scarlett to dangerous places and her obsession with him doesn't end after she leaves for college. He continues to affect every aspect of her life leaving Scarlett a distraught and isolated physics student.