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10 thoughts on “Every You, Every Me

  1. says:

    I usually like David Levithan, a lot even But this new experimental piece of his it caused me physical pain to slog through that little bit of the book that I did manage to read Let me recount my problems with Every You, Every Me in order of appearance 1 the ANGST the book assaults with an unbearable amount of teen boy angst from the very first page, when you do not even know the main character s name and circumstances It s just angst, angst, angst with a hint of mystery The novel breathes, circulates on, bleeds angst.2 struck through words would you like to read a book where 50% of the text is struck through I find this technique fairly annoying, but in some books Wintergirls it can work, here it serves no discernible purpose except adding in a double dose of angst and appears to be pretty random 3 it is a writing exercise the book was evidently written around photographs, meaning, the photographer would send David some random picture and he will write the next piece of novel based on it, without knowing what is to come next It s not that I have anything against using photographs as an inspiration, but when you use something like this to limit your creativity, it almost always feels forced and inorganic See Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children for examples Every You, Every Me should have never made it into print and stayed where it belongs in Levithan s bottom desk drawer with the rest of his creative writing exercises.


  2. says:

    What a shame With black and white pictures and strike through texts, I thought this book will be a disturbing psychological tale but the thing is, it wasn t Yes, there was a mystery but it didn t really work for me I think it has been used just to make someone be compelled and read the book until the end in one sitting which I did, unfortunately But this is a hideous and pretentious technique Because really, this book is all about angst, teenage angst and nothing The angst is strong in this one.I gave it two stars, anyhow, because I bought it in a cheap price Hehe.


  3. says:

    Wow, this book was a bit of a trainwreck.There are a few things I need to point out Firstly, the strikethough Half the novel was written like this and for the most part it seemed pretty random I almost dropped it on the first page, because it was just that annoying Secondly, oh my god, the angst Do you remember that part in New Moon, where Edward dumped Bella, and she was just this depressed mess for months Yeah, well, Evan is like that, but permanently, and for no reason that I can discern He s just angsty for the sake of it And it is so fucking annoying.Thirdly, in the acknowledgements, Levithan says that Jonathan Farmer, the guy who did the images, would send him a picture, and then Levithan would write the photo into the story Neither he, nor Farmer knew the outcome of the story And it shows The novel has a disjointed feeling to it, and you can tell that it wasn t properly planned out, or even thought out This novel could have been so much better It just feels like a hipster s wet dream.


  4. says:

    All I needed to know about Every You, Every Me was that David Levithan wrote it The man has a permanent spot in my heart for giving me Dash Lily But this Well it was a whole new experience filled with imagination.Once I opened the book, I could not put it down The mystery and tension just built page turn after page turn just pulling me deeper into the story I found myself clutching the book at times trying to get a better look It truly was an amazing reading experience that blended pictures, words, emotion, and mystery It will make you wonder how well we really know the people we love.Going into this story with a little mystery might add to the experience, so I will say no Just jump in Favorite Levithan word from this story scatterthoughts.


  5. says:

    Oh god, this book.I like the books of Levithan s that I ve read but this was just awful The idea behind this book was actually a great and interesting I like the way the book was set up and the addition of pictures to it and how the story was written between the author and the photographer.The problems I had with this book 1 The characters were COMPLETELY one dimensional and they didn t develop at all over the book On top of that the relationships between the characters weren t very convining, mostly because they weren t all presented at the beginning of the story, they just randomly appeared throughout The main character, Evan, was so emo I couldn t stand it and I kind of wanted to find a hammer and bet myself in the head at some points Also, Evan s relationship with Ariel didn t really do it for me either It s hard to judge on this aspect because she is only talked about and never present, but still, their friendship seemed like one that would end come graduation day.2 I had no idea what the heck happened to this Ariel girl until the end of the story At first I thoguht she had commmited suicide, but it was so vague that I had no idea This normally wouldn t bother me because it adds a sense of mystery, but this unexplained incident is mentioned so often that it started to become annoying.3 When Jack flips out on Evan because he thought that Evan was leaving the pictures around was so painful It was so obvious that that was going to happen at one point and when I finsihed reading this I realized that this event was supposed to be a twist, which is upsetting because it was a very bad and over used one.4 The end of this book, mainly the whole showdown with the mystery person would was leaving the pictures around This ending was the epitome of a literary face palm It was so awful First, the way they get this person to the woods for this little staring contest word fight was so stupid I feel like it their was emotional build up and Levithan made the reader feel like Evan was trapped and had no other option, I d believe it Then when they were actually in the forest and trying to understand why this girl Dana was doing what she was doing, I rolled my eyes Typical you never knew her like i knew her and you never understood I was really her best friend and i knew what she wanted and you guys are the reason she s locked up in the looney bin Basically, she blaming Jack and Evan for saving Ariel when she tried to kill herself because this Dana girl felt that she knew that Ariel wasn t super depressed but that she just understood the true nature of the world and wanted to be free from the pain a true WTF So then it ends with Evan finally forgiving himself for saving his friends life, which is confusing P.S I finally found out the end that no, she didn t actually kill herself, but she did try, which is why this chick Dana felt entitled to start stalking and harrassing Ariel s friends.5 I wish someone could explain to me why 50% of this book is crossed out Seriously I would understand if it was contributing to the overall story, but it s not It only add angst and teenage boy emo ness, like a male Bella after Edward leaves her dont ask me how or why i know this information o_o I feel like it was mostly to make the book longer because there were literally whole chapters that were strikethroughs Granted, a lot of the chapters were only a page long, but still And that s it Like most YA books nowadays, you see a pretty cover with a good quote from the text, but when you actually start reading it , the illusion is shattered The only reason I finished this book was because I thought it was going to go somewhere, but sadly it didn t How this book made it into print will remain a mystery to me.


  6. says:

    Evan is on his way home from school when he finds an envelope on the ground that has a photo inside He starts to think that Ariel is back to torment him, because of what he did to her As they unravel the mystery behind the photographs, he soon discovers how little he knows about Ariel and the truth This was a heartfelt story of love and loss, and dealing with the tragedy of losing a close friend It had a very haunting aura throughout the book, so that I felt Ariel s missing presence right along with the characters.My favourite element in Every You, Every Me was the format I picked this one up at the library knowing nothing about, and the crossed out words and photographs piqued my interest.While the story itself is slow and quiet, it works well for this book Evan narrates the story, and readers will clearly see his slow descent into depression, which began with what happened with Ariel and has worsened by the time the book begins The mystery of what happened to Ariel and who is stalking Evan keeps the story moving along, despite Evan s profound sadness and confusion.Full Review Here


  7. says:

    Op zoek naar een contemporary waarbij foto s deel uit maken van een bijzonder verhaal Dan is Every You, Every Me misschien wat voor jou Lees hier mijn recensie


  8. says:

    Easily, best book I ve read all year However, very different from David Levithan s other books.


  9. says:

    I was intrigued by this novel for the opening 30 or so pages, given its unusual use of strike through text to indicate retracted internal monologue of the main character This also made it a bit challenging to read, as one has to read his thoughts on the two levels But the novelty wore off quickly, and the overdose of teen angst became overwhelming I felt trapped in what I imagine a really bad episode of Dawson s Creek must ve been like miserable teenagers speaking in tautologies and metaphors, and not a single adult character in sight to snap anyone out of it Levithan admits to writing this novel in jump started bursts, fueled by a friend photographer s randomly delivered prints intended to inspire a narrative There s something to be said for an author having a clear vision of an intended story before the writing begins Levithan had absolutely no vision, and the teeth gnashing meanderings of his characters make that quite evident Consider this excerpt of dialogue between Evan, the anguished main character, and a classmate named Matt Are you okay he asked I don t know what okay is, I said What I mean I don t know what okay means No, not what it means Where it comes from Where does okay come from We looked it up Evan and Matt then eagerly research the etymology of okay , discuss it, and the scene closes with Evan ruefully noting that Matt didn t realize that he d never received an answer to his question of are you okay Aaaagh Two teenage guys, not even necessarily best friends, having this conversation And this is only one example of the long, lost wanderings, vague mutterings, and struck through words, phrases, even entire chapters.By two thirds the way through, Evan muses I had to see it through to the end Because the end could be better It couldn t be worse than this At that point, drifting in and out of consciousness with the novel, I lost touch with whether that was me thinking, Evan thinking, or could it have been Levithan himself momentarily coming clean on what he had by then realized was just a really bad idea.


  10. says:

    I finished this book in around 4 hours and i have no regrets I enjoyed it I loved every single page of it I was fascinated by each and every photograph within its pages Read it Just read it.


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Every You, Every Me download Every You, Every Me, read online Every You, Every Me, kindle ebook Every You, Every Me, Every You, Every Me 3fa7cc8d7fcb In 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 Evan Starts To Unravel The Mystery, The His Paranoia And Insomnia Amplify, And The He Starts To Unravel Himself Creatively Told With Black And White Photos Interspersed Between The Text So The Reader Can See The Photos That Are So Unnerving To Evan, Every You, Every Me Is A One Of A Kind Departure From A One Of A Kind Author