Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review: You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mark and Kate become friends in the last weeks of their senior year, never having really even talked to one another before. That all changes when Kate witnesses Mark dance on a bar top during Gay Pride week in San Francisco. Both are caught in changing friendships and relationships, and trying to figure out their place in the world. Mark is in love with his best friend, who is still in the closet, but not in love "that way" with Mark. Kate is drifting apart from her best friend, Lehna, while trying to start a new relationship with Violet, someone she's only corresponded with, but will meet soon. Each of them has decisions to make and come to rely on each other.

I was worried as I started this book that it was going to be too similar to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist with the alternating chapters, and music references, but it did change and became it's own story. Mark and Kate are well written, relatable characters. Pride week is featured heavily, and I would recommend this one for collections that need more LGBTQ titles.

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