You Know Me Well
|Author:||David Levithan & Nina LaCour|
You Know Me Well is a tender and joyful young-adult novel tracing the powerful friendship of two lovesick teenagers—a gay boy, Mark, and a lesbian girl, Katie—over the course of Pride Week in San Francisco. Told in alternating chapters, You Know Me Well explores how Mark and Katie help one another overcome heartbreak, fractured friendships and the dizzying speeds of change.
Short-listed for The Inky Awards 2017 (Australia).
'Levithan is fearless in his writing and absolutely assumes that the teenagers he writes for can comprehend, enjoy and relate to complicated, full and enveloping emotions, and this unflinching faith in his readership has once again led him to write another contemporary classic.' Readings on Another Day 'This is everything I devour in a novel: heart, humour and dialogue I'd kill to have written.' Melina Marchetta on Will Grayson, Will Grayson 'Teens and older young adults will find themselves here and likely learn a little about that many-splendoured emotion.' Kirkus Reviews on How They Met and Other Stories '[The Realm of Possibility] is aimed at young adults, but anyone who remembers the exquisiteness of first love, the complications of teenage friendship or the pain of rejection will find something to relate to in this series of perfectly formed stories about feelings.' NZ Herald on Sunday 'David Levithan's latest release is timely and important but, most of all, it is astonishingly sophisticated...Levithan has outdone himself.' Courier Mail on Two Boys Kissing 'Levithan's self-conscious, analytical style marries perfectly with the plot. His musings on love, longing and human nature knit seamlessly with A's journey. Readers will devour his trademark poetic wordplay and cadences that feel as fresh as they were when he wrote Boy Meets Boy (2003). An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender.' Kirkus Reviews on Every Day.
Two teens who sit near each other in class realize they have more in common than they previously thought, when their separate quests for love cross, and an understanding of the other’s struggles leads to a quick connection. (Huffington Post)
David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of young-adult books, including Every Day, Two Boys Kissing, Nick Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green). He lives in New Jersey and spends his days in New York, editing and publishing other people's books.