Tuesday, October 30, 2018

You Are The Everything - Review and Excerpt

Idgie Says:

This Young Adult Novel (Teens) novel is written in an interestingly different 2nd person style.  It sounds almost stilted at times in dialogue, but not in an annoying way.  (I know, you're asking what the heck is Idgie talking about here - just read the book - it will explain itself.)

Elyse survives a horrific plane crash with a boy she has a huge crush on.  They bond after the crash and start dating, but Elyse continues to suffer with memory loss and  questions regarding reality as she heals.  She deals with the trauma at the same time swimming through the waters of first love and all the angst that goes with it. 

Then BAM, the book ends in a huge twist that really sets a reader back on their heels.  

Click HERE to read an Excerpt


Algonquin Young Readers
October 30, 2018

Can you want something—or someone—so badly that it changes your destiny?

Elyse Schmidt never would have thought so, 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. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, as perfect as it can be when you’ve literally fallen out of the sky and landed hard on the side of a mountain—until suddenly it isn’t.

When the pieces of Elyse’s life stop fitting together, what’s left?
You Are the Everything is a story about the fates we yearn for, the fates we choose, and the fates that are chosen for us.