Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Every You, Every Me, by David Levithan

A haunting, thoughtful and freshly done YA novel. After Ariel goes mad, her best friend Evan and her boyfriend Jack are left- Evan to wallow in doubt and guilt, and Jack to try to move on. What was so wonderful about this book- told in Evan's own depressive voice- was the stylistic risks Levithan took- the crossed out pages, the crossed out thoughts. The photographs throughout added great richness to a story that could have been thin, and in the afterword, one realizes anew what a great writer Levithan really is. He wrote one of my favorite adult novels of the year in The Lover's Dictionary, and now one of my favorite YA books of the year.

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