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You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well

David Levithan and Nina LaCour

  • awardShortlisted, The Inky Awards, 2017
  • 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.


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    About the Authors
    David Levithan

    David Levithan is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of young adult books, including 19 Love Songs, Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, 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...

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    Nina LaCour

    Nina LaCour is the award-winning author of four critically acclaimed YA novels: We Are Okay, Hold Still, The Disenchantments and Everything Leads to You. She’s also the co-author of You Know Me Well, written in collaboration with David Levithan. Nina’s novels have been ALA Best Books for Young Adults, and named among the best books of the year...

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    13 June 2016
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    ‘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.’

    ‘This is everything I devour in a novel: heart, humour and dialogue I’d kill to have written.’

    ‘Teens and older young adults will find themselves here and likely learn a little about that many-splendoured emotion.' 

    ‘[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.’

    ‘David Levithan’s latest release is timely and important but, most of all, it is astonishingly sophisticated…Levithan has outdone himself.' 

    ‘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.’ 

    ‘The authors, writing in alternating chapters, incisively explore the excitement and costs of change, and the importance of friends in figuring out what to keep and what to jettison.’

    ‘A heartfelt story of two teens coming to terms with who they are and what they want their futures to hold. It’s an honest, emotional ode to love and friendship.’

    ‘So perfectly written by both authors!’

    ‘The relationships are complex, messy and heartfelt and there is an overriding theme of self-acceptance right through the novel…It’s the kind of novel young adults (and many older ones) need to read, to understand that love is love – no matter what.’

    ‘This co-authored novel is a delightful heartfelt romp’

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    • You Know Me Well
      ISBN: 9781922253934
      13 June 2016
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