You Know me Well by David Levithan & Nina Lacour
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.
~I was sent a proof from the publishers- all opinions are my own~
I give it - 4/5
My review - David and Nina work so well together! This was such a wonderful book by two wonderful authors and I enjoyed it so much! I've read quite a few books from David but this is the first from Nina and I can tell it won't be the last. Both of their writing styles work well together and the story just flowed nicely. I think this will defiantly be one of my favourite books of 2016 and I will have to re-read it pretty soon.
We follow Kate and Mark in this book. Switching every chapter to one or the other. Both of them are very comfortable in their sexuality and that is one thing that I liked about this book. That it wasn't a coming out book, not that they're bad but I was glad to read something a little different within LGBT. Mark fancies his best friend Ryan and Kate is in love with a girl named Violet. They sit next to each other in class but have never spoken to each other until this one night. The become instant best friends and even though this book is only spaced over several days it feels like they have know each other for a lifetime.(this book is spaced over PRIDE week in San Fran) Kate is trying to find the courage to not bail on Violet again like she did when they where to suppose to meet the night she runs into Mark and Mark is trying to deal with the guy he loves liking someone else. For Mark, which I loved, even though he loves his best friend he wants to keep him as a best friend and not let this drive a wedge between them. Kate and Violet have a wonderful relationship and I SHIP IT SO MUCH(I want more from them btw)
Kate and Mark just seem to click. They get on so well and provide so much support for each other.
I was gripped from the very beginning and I couldn't put it down until I had finished it. I was emotionally invested into this book and I have to say, I would love more from these characters. To see what happened to Kate and Mark after the ending and see what their futures are like!
A big thanks to Nina and David for writing such a wonderful LGBT book based on drama, romance, relationship and most important-friendship. You never know where you're going to meet someone who will know you so well(see what I did there)