My Rating: 4 stars
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.Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour and David Levithan, You Know Me Well is a story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.
I ADORE David Lavithan! I still need to read some of his books, but when I heard about You Know Me Well, I knew I had to read it SOON. This is my first book by Nina LaCour, but I've wanted to read Everything Leads To You for a long time now, and this book was the perfect place to start.
I only read one review of this book before I started to read it (waves Jen!), so I knew this wasn't a romantic or heartbreaking book, but a story about a lovely friendship. And hell if I didn't love that friendship! Mark and Kate are such a great couple of main characters.
I'm not going to lie, Kate got on my nerves so many times that I was starting to dislike her. I hated how she was always escaping of happiness. But as her character grew and her reasons became clearer I couldn't help but relate to her. Her fear was so real!
And then there’s Mark... in love with his best friend. Of course he's David Levithan's creation.
The sadness, the angst. The torturous love. I freaking loved this guy!
This book wasn’t too long and everything happens within a week, I think? It was fast paced and light. A perfect and cute read. And if you already know these authors, then you can expect a good writing and perfectly likable characters.
I did enjoy You Know Me Well a lot! Four stars because really, well, I didn’t love Kate all the time.