This wasn't the way it was supposed to go.
You're just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can't be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?
There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if...more
The novel is addictive from the very first lines:
You are surprised at all the blood.
He looks over at you, eyes wide, mouth dropping open, his face almost as white as his shirt.
He's surprised, too.
There is not a lot of broken glass, though, just some tiny slivers around his feet and one big piece busted into sharp peaks like a spiking line graphs, the blood washing ...more
Kyle is a hoodie. One of those kids that sits in the back of the class, tries not to be noticed, doesn't do his homework (only because he doesn't see the point), and dresses in the same "uniform" every day - black jeans, black shirt, black hoodie.
You can find hoodies in every school, even though they might be called something else - slackers, freaks, stoners. Whenever you see them walking down the hall or through the mall, you don't know exactly wh ...more
I rated this two stars because I did finish it although that's not a huge feat considering I did this in one evening only picking up the book three times. If I started listing all the other thin ...more
You are Kyle, a high school sophomore and hapless and angry loner. He made some bad decisions and is now resigned to a path in life that he can’t find a way off of. His father is a disembodied voice shouting at the TV, his mother is the Muppet Babies Nann ...more
Kyle Chase is a loser…in his own mind. He has dropped out…he has made poor choices, he doesn’t care, he doesn’t like the way his parents treat him, he doesn’t respect his teachers, he doesn’t really even like his friends. He knows if he had made other choices he would be in a different school doing very different things. And yet he is not. And there is nothing he can do about it. He has everyone figured out. He has life figured out and he is not able to change anything. He doe ...more
Since Charles Benoit wrote YOU in 2nd person, it was like nothing I've read before,
I absolutely loved it.
I would love to find more books that are written like this.
It started out great, and I started getting so excited because I thought I found an amazing book.
I read a lot of reviews with people saying that it was stunning.
But about half way through the book I starting thinking,
"Alright, so where exactly is this story going?"
I felt like th ...more
It’s is criminally hard to put down. There are no chapters. Only direct, shattering, prose, fast-paced and swift to read. I found myself telling myself to stop after five more pages, ten more pages, fifteen… Until I was halfway through in one sitting.
This is a novel that seems destined for discussion, not unlike a movie with one heck of a twist ending. In fact, I’m desperate to track down anyone who’s read it so I ...more
The main character is so passive and boring, I found him extremely unlikeable. The book is very short so I was able to finish it in ...more
Uniquely written and creepily exciting, You is a great book for reluctant male readers or any person that enjoys a fast-paced story. The sec ...more
The Short Version:
Entrancing and guttingly real, You combines a unique writing style, a relatable mess of a main character, and a shocking string of events for one powerful punch. Written as if both speaking to the reader and writing as if the reader were actually Kyle, the title denotes the narrative while the book still centers around Kyle. With a steady building of events and a jaw dropping conclusion, You will leave the reader reeling and dumbfounded in all the best ways.
The Extended Version ...more
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