You & You & You
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You & You & You

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  294 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Anon gets teased mercilessly at school. Someone has been peeing on the toilets at school and he gets blamed for it. He's just a daydreaming kid, lost in his own world, ad the teasing really doesn't bother him. he hardly notices it. He's more caught up in his daydreaming world about a girl named Sara that he doesn't know but imagines in great detail) and about his father wh...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Front Street (first published 1998)
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Often times , many people go through terrible things in life such as abuse , bullying , and death and they tend to keep it inside themselves because they feel that if they speak up the problem will get more worse . But once meeting someone that can brighten up your life it can change your life forever . Zarah , Nills , and Anon the protagonists in the book all go through conflicts . Zarah’s boyfriend abuses her , Anon goes through bullying with people in his school , he lives in his world . Nil...more
New job at a school library means that I'm trying to get hip to YA material. I lucked out with this one, checked it out on a whim from BPL. Translated from the Swedish, it's sweet and charming and sharp, and if this is the kind of thing teenagers are reading... well, maybe they'll be okay after all.
I love this author's writing style (and/or the translator's style - so hard to tell), and it was interesting how easy it was to relate to a much younger character. The three-way first person narration was well-done.
This book is in the perspective of three different characters, Anon, Nils, and Zarah. They talk about their lives and how it falls apart. Towards the end they all three meet up together not knowing each other and they change each others lives. One literary element that is present in the book is imagery. The author does an excellent job on describing the actions that occur. It helped me as a reader to imagine what was happening. I wouldn't recommend this book because it is in the third-person omn...more
Danielle Cha
I read the book You & You & you by Per Nillson. The book is set is sweden, and it follows the story of three different people. Anon, a ten year old boy, doesnt seem to fit in with his peers and spends most of his time daydreaming about a girl named Zarah who he has never actually met. Zarah is a 19 year old girl who finds herself stuck in a relationship verging on the edge of abusive. But she becomes close to a female coworker, and realizes she might be wrong about what she really wants....more
Zayd  Nubani
Personally I thought this was interesting, there were a lot of different side stories but all involving the characters. There were a few hardships, but lots of happy ups to the book as well. The book revolved around three characters destined to meet; Nils who was around 18-20 years of age who is fascinated by death, Zarah who is 17 years old and has no real family background and is dating a criminal, and Anon who is socially awkward and is always lost in thought. It all begins with Anon who find...more
I would say between 2 and 3 stars. It was better than "ok", but, in some weird way, I don't think it deserves 3. Anyways, I read it in the original language: Swedish (for school). And it was a little bit special. One of the few things that I actually liked alot was how the three main characters were bound to each other.
I almost gave up on it early on because I didn't find the characters very compelling at first and disliked the change of viewpoint chapter by chapter. But it really grew on me, and I ended up feeling a little fond of the characters and the author. I particularly liked the ending. Very satisfying.
Aug 25, 2009 Tessa rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: yyay
This is almost a 3 star book for me. It was sweet and had great little moments. I was really disappointed in one of the characters, though. Her actions, not the way she was written.
Fascinating storytelling. A gorgeous translation. A wondrous and at times disturbing depiction of bored 12-year-olds. The ending? Distinctly un-American. Interesting, though.
wat een heerlijk langzaam boek. drie bijzondere hoofdkarakters, die alles iets moois hebben. de een spreekt me iets meer aan dan de ander maar de verhalen komen prachtig samen.
strange...but i liked it was differnt and caught me off gaurd
its something out of the ordinary and i liked that..not like other typical books :)
Kaela Horowitz
you do not quite understand life until this book is read. i recommend this book to anyone who's a bit confused about where they are in life.
Love his way of thinking and writing, it's very different from other swedish authors I've read.
A book told in three points of view and how three different lives can relate in the weirdest ways.
Jovita Fernando
A story of three people coming together to find something they did not have
The style in which it's written annoyed me so much. I just couldn't finish...
Absolutely stunning. I have got to read more books from this author!
This was a good book, and I liked how everyone was connected.
Sep 24, 2013 B. marked it as unfinished
Haha, what. I don't even know why I picked this up.
Mar 05, 2013 Arielle marked it as to-read
Couldn't get into this book. Maybe another time...
I would rather read The Maze Runner #2.
Chantal Lenting
Read this when I was in Denmark last week.
A bit odd, but interesting to read.
this book just made me laugh..... kinda
Nanna Elisabeth
I actually kinda liked this one.
Freja Skov
I really liked this..... o.O
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On Rabén & Sjögren's homepage, Nilsson writes this about himself:
"I think I became a writer because I am a dad. I started writing to my own kids to tell them about myself as a young boy, and told them, amongst other things, about a 11 or 12 year old who wandered around in Malmö, head filled with daydreams and fantas...more
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