You Are The Everything
Elyse and her best friend, Kath, go to Paris for the trip of their lifetimes. Josh Harris, Elyse’s forever crush, goes too. The best friends get into a fight before returning home, and Elyse ends up sitting next to Josh Harris. Kath turns around to drop some snarky comments Elyse’s way, then suddenly disappears. Elyse, already afraid of flying, and disease, and ways to die in general, realizes the plane is going down fast. She and Josh Harris, amazingly, are the only survivors, but surviving something like that changes their lives drastically. To avoid the sudden fame and religious extremists, they move to Wyoming. But Elyse knows there is something wrong, more than just her memory lapses or the fact that Kath is no longer there.
Written as though the reader were Elyse, (“you draw,” “you see”), the story comes alive in a truly original and unique way. In this way, the things that Elyse forgets, the reader forgets; the things she does, the reader does. So when the conclusion comes, it hits with a force harder than, well, a plane crash. Perfect for readers who loved We Were Liars by EB Lockhart and Hiding by Henry Turner, it is a quick but emotional read.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||272 pages|
|Publisher||Algonquin Young Readers|
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