Jul 14, 2017

Review | You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Leviathan

Title: You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Leviathan
Series: N/A
Genre: Young Adult
Publication: June 7, 2016 by St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
Rating: ★★★

Synopsis:  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.

Thoughts: You Know Me Well was one of the first books I've read that fall into the #OwnVoices category and the LGBT genre. But it was sort of a let down. The story was interesting, and it was told in a dual POV but I had a hard time connecting with Kate. I did like Mark, and wanted him to be happy, but also wanted him to stop pining over his best friend.

I got through the story really quickly because it was such a short book, told in about a night(ish) so it also felt like it needed a bit more. I still liked the book but wasn't all that impressed overall.

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