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You and Me and Misery

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Gin has recently accepted that she is a lesbian. She also may just remain a loner for all of eternity. Meanwhile, across from her in class, Johnny is battling life at school and at home. His day-to-day life consists of a heavy dose of bulimia, self-hate, and abuse from his father. The two loners come together, connected by shared misery, but can they admit how much they need each other before it's too late?

200 pages, Paperback

First published February 1, 2020

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Rayel Louis-Charles

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154 reviews14 followers
September 17, 2021
Super short, written in poem format, and a goose-bumping tale of two juniors in high school struggling through their, well, misery. A beautiful story of friendship, love, self-image, and family.
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128 reviews19 followers
August 21, 2020
As someone who is not usually a fan of verse poetry novels, I was surprised at how engaged I was with this one. I devoured it in one sitting, wanting to know the characters more and see how it ended.
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1,339 reviews1 follower
July 12, 2020
I really have to stop reading modern poetry. I find that the style is the same with every poet and the stories run together and do not stay with me. I think this book touches one some very important topics and I think I really would have enjoyed it if it was not in verse. I think it would have done better as a solid story. I would have enjoyed it more that way. It isn’t a bad book; the format ruins the story. If it had been done as a regular book it probably could have gotten five stars.
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33 reviews8 followers
January 12, 2021
It was pretty good, but it didn’t dive into the characters personal lives as much as I would’ve liked. It felt one dimensional. Gin was the sad girl who was scared to come out. Johnny struggled with an abusive parent and had bulimia. It didn’t talk about a lot of important things in the characters lives. It was still a good book, and I’m glad I read it.
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1,700 reviews4 followers
October 12, 2020
You and Me and Misery is a hi-low novel in verse, told in alternating perspectives. The book touches on bulimia, grief, and struggling with identity. The novel handles difficult subjects with appropriate sensitivity, but I lacked connection with the characters.
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