Sunday, April 24, 2011

You by Charles Benoit

Author: Charles Benoit
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 223
Rating: 4 Stars!
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 you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time's running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn't make that lead to his own destruction.~Gooreads

This book was crazy. It's written so well, it sucks you in and holds you. It was such a quick read, i finished it in one night. This book is truly unique and one of a kind with the use of second person (you). The way in which YOU is written is powerful, “you do this”, “you think that” it’s just fascinating! I have never read anything like it and I am glad I did!

I liked the main character Kyle a lot, you get to know him really, really well and it was really easy to connect with him. He is soo relatable with all his talk about high-school, grades, college,  and even some conversations with his parents! I was nodding my head throughout the whole thing!

Then there was the character of Zach, who ultimately was like comic relief! There was this scene in the locker room that was hilarious. He had perfect timing, knew the right thing to say and do at the right time…. but he ends up being a total ass, and I would have punched him in the face.

Not going to lie, the ending confused me a bit…. but still overall a sharp book & I think a must read! 

best quote: "Ms. Casey is standing in front of the class explaining how she worked all weekend to get the tests graded so she could hand them back on Monday morning, and you're wondering if you're supposed to be impressed that she did her job." <-------  TRUTH


  1. Never heard of this one. I love the guy POV so I'll be checking it out.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!!!!

  2. It's really good & just..... crazy! Def check it out!!
    & Thank you for the warm welcome! You are too nice! :)