Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review: Every You, Every Me - David Levithan

Where I got it: ARC from AmazonVine
Rating: 5 stars  
Cover Rating: 3 stars (S'okay. He looks like a Beatle and emo.)  
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 245 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon

Ariel is gone. She was Evan's only real friend. Through her, Evan is kind of friends with Jack. Jack was Ariel's boyfriend before she was gone. Now Evan is getting mysterious photos, photos of events where he thought it was just him and Ariel. He's so close to figuring out who it is and what they mean, but he is slowly losing his mind over it too. Jack tries to get him to see reason, but Evan can't let go of the past. Evan can't let go of Ariel.

As always, David Levithan does not disappoint. I can not wait to get my finished copy so that I can see the photos in color. I love the style this was written in, with sparse sentences, words and thoughts crossed out and of course the mysterious photographs. This was a unique mystery and a very fast read. There was a part that I was a bit disappointed in, because it would have added an intense schizophrenic aspect, but the way it turned out was a bit better. If you are a fan of Levithan I know you'll already be picking this up, but if you aren't and you like a good mystery, or a novel written in a unique way please check this out. I loved Evan, even as he spiraled down and down, maybe he was holding on for selfish reasons, but I found him endearing. I really appreciated how little we saw, glimpses and pieces of a girl, of a boy. It made their personalities even more fragmented and close. I really loved this book and will probably re-read it the second I get my finished copy. Go buy it now!

First Line:
"It was your birthday."

Favorite Line:
"I thought of what you'd say every you, every me and then stopped thinking about it."

1 comment:

  1. I love David Levithan. I'm going to check to see if this is on my wish list.


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