Sunday, June 5, 2016

Blog tour review of You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

On-sale date: 6/7/16 (St. Martin’s Griffin)

Griffin Teen


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.

A book told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

Author Bios

David Levithan is the author of The Lover's Dictionary and many acclaimed young-adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn), which was adapted into a popular movie. He is also an editorial director at Scholastic.

Nina LaCour is the award-winning author of Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. A former indie bookseller and high school English teacher, she lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.


You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan is a wonderful story about finding someone who knows you better than anyone else. My favorite things about this book were the alternating POVs and that it wasn't a typical love story. To me it felt like each of the characters were real, alive people with all of the details that went into creating them. There is a realness to this book and I loved how honest it was. The whole time I was reading it I was rooting for each of the main characters to get what they wanted. As someone who recently came out, this amazing book was something I needed. It gave me hope that somewhere out in the world is that person who is like my other half.

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