You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour {Beth’s Review}

Posted 15 June, 2016 by Beth / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour {Beth’s Review}You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour, David Levithan
Genres: Friendship, LGBT, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 248
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.
When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.
Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, You Know Me Well is a story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

This book is so incredibly important.

Thoughts on You Know Me Well

This book is so beautiful. These characters’ voices are so powerful. They are needed. Whether you are 10 years old or 100 years old- you need to read this book. I needed this book as a teenager. So many people, especially teenagers, can benefit from a book like this. I know that there will be someone one day that is confused about themselves and their lives and they will pick this book up. They will find themselves in these pages. Their life will make sense. This book has the power to save a life. Read this book.

Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read such a beauty.

I can’t even say anything more than that. I went into this book not really knowing what I was going to get. I had read the synopsis a couple weeks prior to reading it so I didn’t remember exactly what I was reading, but I was sucked in from the first chapter to the very last page.

I wrote my review before the tragedy in Orlando, and I’m not going to talk about it here, but this book has very obvious parallels to Orlando. This book is set during Pride week, but in another town, so reading this book right now may be a little touchy based on what has happened. But maybe now is the perfect time to read it.


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