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 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
As I enjoy reading a variety of fiction, I opted to request a copy of You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers to review on NetGalley. Part of the reason why I like reading YA books is so that I can find new books to recommend to my son. I found You Are the Everything well-written but one that I didn't necessarily enjoy. I do not think I will be recommending this book to my teen. I do not agree with some of the character decisions and found some of the tale to be disturbing.
I th ...more
Received a copy from the publisher for review.
Where do I even begin with this story...gripping, interesting, heartfelt and everything in between. This story will make you cry hard and leave you slightly wounded. I'm giving this story a 3.5 star rating because the narrative was very different. It was written in a way that made the reader feel as if they were the main character.
Elyse Schmidt and Josh Harris are on a plane returning home from Paris with their school (I believe it was the band) when ...more
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
I like some YA every now and again. This is a you don’t want to put down. And get some tissues if you are prone to that sort of thing. Wow. That’s all I will say.
MY RATING: 3/5 STARS
I received a copy from Thomas Allen & Sons in exchange for a honest review.
This is my first Karen Rivers book so I didn't know what to expect. To my surprise, the book is entirely written from second person POV so it was essentially a book about myself. Ha!
The book actually follows Elyse Schmidt who is returning home to California after a music festival in Paris when tragedy strikes. The plane crashes and the only sole survivors are Elyse and her crush, Josh Harris. Ely ...more
From Karen Rivers, the author who brought readers the compelling and complex novels BEFORE WE GO EXTINCT, THE GIRL IN THE WELL IS ME and LOVE, ISH into the young adult and children’s book worlds, comes a new mind-twisting story of survival in YOU ARE THE EVERYTHING.
Elyse Schmidt was on the trip of a lifetime as her high school band was selected to go to a competition in Paris. She gets to spend time in the most romantic city in the world with her best friend Kath and her crush Josh Harris. But t ...more
I tried. I tried really hard, but the constant use of "you" was annoying me to no end. I don't like perspectives where it's like I'm in the book. If I wanted that, I would read a chose your own adventure novel not a YA contemporary. We're dropped in the middle of a whole lot of drama too. I don't mind drama (okay I love drama), but the fact that there's so much going on when we know nothing about the characters is a little much. Especially when it is followed by a very unlikely to happen to anyo ...more