About The Book


Right Now Is Worth It


For many teens, adolescence is an uncertain time filled with angst, peer pressure, and personal identity crises. In the halls of a suburban high school, the lives of four teens intertwine as they search to discover who they are and overcome their fears. The social media-obsessed world, which they find themselves in, reveals that support is an illusion and truth languishes behind pretenses.

Emma, a poor teen with an abusive stepfather, has just lost her older sister in a horrific accident. Shaun, a shy and appearance-obsessed boy, is drawn to her. Sophia is a sophisticated rich girl whose life isn’t as perfect as it seems. Jackson is a star athlete grappling with a secret he fears will undermine his carefully cultivated image. While Emma struggles to resolve her parental conflicts, Shaun strives to overcome his awkwardness. As Sophia fights to change the labels the world has placed upon her, Jackson battles to protect his secret.

This rewarding and unpredictable journey highlights the difficult choices the teens face as they fight for independence, attempt to define themselves, and protect their social facades.


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Feathered Quill Book Awards Judges’ Comments (1/20):

– Content: 50 out of 50. This book is very good and draws the reader in quickly. Perfect for a teen audience.

– Overall: This is very much “The Breakfast Club” for the 21st Century. What I mean by that is that emotions flow for each of the teens. Their stories are different and not just another teen story. Unique in their issues. The author sparks emotion with his plot and characters.



Judge, 27th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards (11/20):

Right Now is Worth It” is a gritty coming-of-age story that addresses some of the most difficult aspects of high school life and peer pressure facing today’s teens. It is obvious that the author is young enough to have his finger on these issues and speak often from first-hand observations. It has a cinematic quality and is reminiscent of a slightly less devastating “13 Reasons Why.” It is very mature in content and delivery, however, and is most suitable for older teens who can handle the weighty subject matter.