We’re excited to be part of Nina LaCour and David Levithan’s You Know Me Well blog tour! It’s such a great summer read from two phenomenal authors. In addition to our list, we’re partnering with Griffin Teen in giving away a great prize pack including a hardcover of You Know Me Well!
5 Reasons You NEED to Pick Up
You Know Me Well:
5. It’s set in San Francisco!
If you’ve ever read a book set in San Francisco, you understand that the city itself becomes a character all on its own. Mark and Kate go in and out of the city throughout the entirety of You Know Me Well and every time a landmark is mentioned (such as the Golden Gate Bridge or Fisherman’s Wharf) the urge to visit the city is real.
4. Not an Issue book.
There are definitely lessons to learn in You Know Me Well (see number 3). But here’s the thing, Mark and Kate? Mark is gay; Kate is a lesbian, and the story isn’t about that. They’re already comfortable with their sexuality. They have other things they need to figure out—but their sexuality? At least during this story, at this time, they’re happy with who they are.
3. It’s all about being your authentic self (and being honest with yourself).
This is the biggest thing I enjoyed while reading You Know Me Well. ALL of the characters in one way or another are trying to figure out what they’re meant to be doing. Kate is struggling with what she wants versus what’s expected of her. Mark is struggling with what he wants out of his relationship with his best friend Ryan. And all of the secondary characters we meet are also going through different life milestones, and figuring out how to deal.
It’s out just in time for Pride! June is Pride Month, and wouldn’t you know it, You Know Me Well kicks off right in the middle of a Pride celebration. So, clearly, while this book should be read anytime of the year, the perfect time to pick it up is right here, right now, during June!
1. It’s written by Nina LaCour & David Levithan.
If for no other reason, you should pick this up purely due to the fact that it’s written by Nina LaCour AND David Levithan. Seriously, though. Individually they’re amazing authors. So together? Together they’re quite the powerhouse team.
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About You Know Me Well:
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.
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