Drop What You’re Doing and Read This Now: “You Know Me Well”

Kate Wright '17, Staff Writer

Popular Young Adult author of Every Day, David Levithan, teamed up with the author of Hold Still, Nina LaCour, to write a beautifully moving novel that you will really love. From the beginning. From the first time you meet the characters. It is all about the characters.

I already enjoyed David Levithan as an author, so naturally I was very excited when an email from Goodreads appeared in my inbox announcing he was coming out with a new book. I got my hands on it as soon as I could and read it all in a couple days, loving every part of it.

You Know Me Well takes place over one week; Pride Week in San Fransisco. The two main characters, Mark and Kate, have sat next to each other in math class for an entire year, but never talked to each other until they unexpectedly ended up in the same club one night.

I strongly related to Kate, and not just because we share the same name. Kate is nervous about the future and the possibility of having a relationship with the girl of her dreams. While I may not have been able to identify with Mark, his story was still captivating. Mark is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Ryan, and doesn’t know what to do about it. Mark and Kate become fast friends and help each other work through their difficulties. You Know Me Well shows how important true friendship is.

My absolute favorite thing about this book is the flow. The entire story was written over the span of one week, and it really felt like I was there with the characters.

You Know Me Well is a marvelous and well written story that will stick with the readers long after finishing the book, I know it stuck with me.