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6 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Charles Benoit

Gr 8 Up–As the book opens, Kyle Chase wonders how he got himself into the dire situation he's in. Reflecting on the start of the school year, he recalls how his grades fell and he enrolled at Midlands High, while his friends headed to Odyssey. … see full wiki

Author: Charles Benoit
Genre: Children's Books, Teens
Publisher: HarperTeen
3 reviews about You
review by . August 19, 2010
This book suffers from being over hyped, my cover had about 15 blurbs screaming how amazing, breathtaking, shattering, blah blah this book is, well maybe if all that was omitted and the letter from the editor which said that it will change your life and you will talk about it forever wasn't there I would have liked it more. The story is interesting but not above average, the author tries to grab the reader using the second person perspective, but comes out sounding a bit preachy and I certainly …
review by . February 15, 2011
Writing in the second person (addressing the reader as "you =" while writing--"you walk in a room") is a tricky thing, David Klass handled it beautifully in You Don't Know Me.      Benoit tries to use the same conceit here but it doesn't come off quite as cleanly in this book which is told exclusively in the second person. Part of it might be reading about a male narrator when I'm not a guy, I don't know. What I can say is the main effect it …
review by . August 07, 2010
This is a hard hitting story about Kyle, an unhappy teenager who falls under the spell of a friend who is not a friend. He has more problems than just one sociopathic friend, but he is not yet a lost soul, nor is he a bad person. We watch him make a series of bad choices, distance himself from family and friends, fight with his teachers, and hide his true self from the girl that he loves. All of these are typical for a teen, but his choices have consequences.    The author tells …
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