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Every You, Every Me

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Cryptic photos drive emotional novel of teen angst and loss.

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EVERY YOU, EVERY ME is emo with a capital E, but it's also a terrifically relatable and powerful book for teens. The tortured narrator, Evan, suffers even more than his friends can know, and Levithan uses text strike-outs to reveal the feelings his character struggles to hide. Jonathan Farmer's photos are also extremely effective: Some are overexposed, some are small, some are clear -- serving to further explore what is revealed and what is concealed. And the very idea of each of us showing different selves to different people is something almost any teen reader can identify with.

Book Details

  • Author: David Levithan
  • Illustrator: Jonathan Farmer
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: September 13, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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