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Book Title: Every You, Every Me|
The author of the book: David Levithan
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: September 11th 2012
ISBN 13: 9780606268165
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 326 KB
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Reader ratings: 6.7
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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 more 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.
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Read information about the authorDavid Levithan (born 1972) is an American children's book editor and award-winning author. He published his first YA book, Boy Meets Boy, in 2003. Levithan is also the founding editor of PUSH, a Young Adult imprint of Scholastic Press.
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