You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan is a LGBT YA Contemporary where two unlikely friends help each other in their relationships.
” 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 was a really cute, easy contemporary. Going into this book, I thought it was going to be a lil’ heavy on the romance, but I was quite surprised. Not to say that there wasn’t any lovey-dovey going on, because there was, but the story kept more of a laid-back, friendly feel to it.
It was fun to see both sides of the LGBT (aka boy and girl) come together to root each other on. They were the kind of best friends that just gave it to each other straight and didn’t care to sugar-coat / become biased to what each other were having conflict over.
If you are looking for a quick read then I highly recommend this book. I zoomed through it within a day and really enjoyed it. It is more of a best-friend story than romantic one. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I loved reading how the two became friends and the two perspectives. We got to see more of the whole picture that way that elevated the story for us readers.
There are also aspects of passion and striving for certain goals in your life. Such a cute, light contemporary read that is perfect for any day off this summer. I recommend this book for everyone.
More Book Information:
Published: 7 June 2016
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Young Adult LGBT Contemporary
**Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher at BEA 2o16. All of my reviews contain my opinion only.**
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