You Know Me Well
by Nina LaCour and David Levithan
St. Martin’s Griffin
Now available in paperback!
“You Know Me Well perfectly encapsulates those fraught, end-all-be-all feelings of high school romance and graduation…the raw emotion of this novel will delight fans of Rainbow Rowell and John Green.” —BOOKPAGE, June issue
Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Everything Leads To You, and David Levithan, the best-selling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green), collaborate for the first time in YOU KNOW ME WELL (St. Martin’s Griffin)–a tender and honest story of two unlikely friends finding each other during what will become one of the most defining weeks of their lives.
Uniquely written, YOU KNOW ME WELL began as a conversation between Levithan and LaCour, with the first chapter sent via email in early 2013 — sparking a back-and-forth writing pattern over the course of two and a half years. The result is a deeply authentic story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.
About the novel: Mark is making what feels like one last effort to win the heart of his best friend, Ryan, who he has been in love with, secretly, for years. Katie is running away from the girl of her dreams on the one night she might actually get to meet her in person, finally, after years of pining from afar.
When Mark and Katie find one another, it’s friends at first sight. In the course of one week, the two will journey through heartache and exhilaration, they will open their hearts to new ways of being, and they will do it together.
Told in alternating points of view, YOU KNOW ME WELL is a celebration of what it means to find someone who truly knows you, who understands exactly what you need, as you navigate the joys and heartache of first love and the uncertainty of the future ahead of you.
About the authors: Nina LaCour is the award-winning author of Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. A former indie bookseller and high school English teacher, she lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
David Levithan is the New York Times bestselling author of many YA novels, including Another Day, Two Boys Kissing, Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (written with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (written with John Green). By day, he works as an editor. By night, he lives in New Jersey.