Can you want somethingor someoneso badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. Its as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, or as perfect as it can be when youve literally...
|Title||:||You Are The Everything|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
You Are The Everything Reviews
Thank you @algonquinyr for sending me an advance reading copy of You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers. Release date is October 30!
This YA book is about Elyse, a 16 year-old lost in her head, who best communicates her thoughts by drawing graphic stories. She’s returning from a band event in Paris and sitting on the plane back to California next to her dreamy crush Josh Harris. The beginning of the novel felt very juvenile and middle grade. However, the narrative perspective was so unusual I had ...more
This book was very intriguing. I do not think that I have ever read a book written in second person. It sets a different tone that is for sure. This book was definitely not what I was expecting after reading the summary. I was expecting a teen romance developing after the plane crash. I do not want to give the story away because this is something that you have to experience yourself. Elyse is on a trip with her school band to Paris and her plane begins to crash. She goes back and forth between t ...more
I received this book from the publisher for a non biased review***
I am torn with this book. I loved the writing style. Such a great, free flowing, stream of consciousness way to express emotions and feelings.... The characters were believable, well structured and diverse. The premise was interesting and a bit nerve wracking. (Airplanes plummeting out of the sky are the reasons I don't get on airplanes) Being a soul surviving person of a plane crash that kills your classmates and friends has got ...more
Elyse Schmidt has the biggest crush on Josh Harris, but he has no idea. When tragedy strikes on their plane ride home, Elyse and Josh are the soul survivors of a plane crash. They must rely on each other to get through it and a relationship blossoms between them.
As a result of the crash, Elyse suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury and has trouble remembering things. Josh is patient through it all, even when Elyse grows emotional. Elyse also has a glass eye from the wreck, but Josh believes she's a ...more
The book starts off with a plane crash. The only two who survive are Eylse and her crush, Josh Harris; Josh is only sitting next to her because he switched seats with Elyse's best friend after they had a fight. Their fantastical world happens, only because the two of them SURVIVED. Just read this beautiful book, that is all. ARC. YA.
‘What could have been, what isn’t, what wasn’t, and what never will be.’
Wow. So many different thoughts and feelings here. This book is packed with emotion, perspective, trauma, and new beginnings. It will catch you off guard, and make you reflect on your own personal existential thoughts about life.
I struggled to stay engaged with the characters. I was intrigued by some of the repercussions in their lives post-crash, but found myself losing touch with them throughout. There were repetitive mo ...more
Thank you to Algonquin Young Readers for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
The first thing I want to say is that this book has the most unique narrative that I have ever come across. I could explain it, but I want you guys to read it, and find out for yourselves. Because this narrative is the whole book, and I cannot ruin it for you.
The prose of this book is so heart wrenching, and the writing is so deta ...more
This book surprised me a little. I was expecting a fluffy teen romance and survival story, but what I got was so much more.
This piece hops seamlessly through time and space while the main character, Elyse, tries to put pieces of her life and her mind back together after surviving a horrendous plane crash. Mysterious, reflective, and thoughtful- this novel is part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part coming of age teen novel.
I recommend to people looking for something a little different an ...more