18 Nov 2018

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Book Review / You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

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.

Published:     7th June 2016
Publisher:  St Martin's Griffin
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


This book really surprised me.  I went into this thinking that this was going to be a nice easy contemporary read but what I got out of this was so much more.  In this we follow two main characters, Mark and Kate.  Mark needs to step out of his comfort zone a lot more and Kate has lost herself and needs to find herself again.

What I loved about this story is the depth in the main characters and following them as they make their choices in life and help each other out.   This story just shows that it is not only the friends you already know that will stick by you.  You have a possible best friend in the person that you haven't paid much attention but the one that is there at the moment you need them the most.    This book covers so many issues including friendship, love, unrequited love and many more issues that I had not read about before.

A serious but fun read that I would highly recommend.