Friday, September 23, 2011

Review: Every You, Every Me

Every You, Every Me by David Levithan

Review by Kristy Z

Kristy's Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

GoodReads SynopsisIn this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he's been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence. And as crazy as it sounds, Evan's starting to believe it's Ariel that's behind all of this, punishing him. But the more Evan starts to unravel the mystery, the more his paranoia and insomnia amplify, and the more he starts to unravel himself.

Kristy's ReveiwWelcome to David Levithan's world. I must start by saying he truly is one of my favorite Young Adult authors. Every book he writes you are thrust into a world that is like an onion that is slowly peeled to reveal all its layers, this book is no exception. A unique take on depression and mental illness.

Ariel is gone.
Evan is grieving and guilting.
Jack is moving on.
Evan cannot.
Evan finds a photograph.
Evan begins to believe Ariel or someone is stalking him.
Jack has had enough.
Evan starts to lose it.

Just when i thought the novel was going to become a tragedy, Levithan starts to reveal what happened to Ariel, who is responsible for the photographs and Evan is released from the depths of hell (so to speak). 

If you find this review strange, just think of it as practice for the book! It you are looking for something outside the paranormal/fantasy/contemporary mold of Young Adult, look no farther! 

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