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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.
‘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’