I love David Levithan. I love Nina LaCour. You Know Me Well is their novelistic love child. Spoiler alert: I LOVED IT. Every teen should read it. Every adult should read it. Twice. It made me miss being a teen trying to figure out life, and then immediately be thankful that I'm no longer a teen trying to figure out life (I'm now an adult trying to figure out life, thankyouverymuch). So good.
My rating: 5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?
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
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, 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.