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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

YOU by Charles Benoit

Title: YOU
Author: Charles Benoit
Format: Hardcover
Length: 240 pages
Price:  $16.99

You read book called YOU by Charles Benoit. It was written in 2nd person, which is the reason for writing this post in 2nd person. This book is about you, Kyle Chase, a 15-year-old sophomore. You hang with the Hoodies -- the couple of friends you have made since you've been going to school here because you know you'd never be a jock or a brain. You wish your parents would quit hassling you about getting a job, or inviting your friends over. When you do hang out with your friends, it is normally the dead of night and involves beer and smoking. But your whole world changes when the new kid, Zach, becomes an acquaintance. Suddenly everything turns upside down because of a stupid jock and a screwed up Hello Kitty card. You're not sure about anything anymore. Is Zach your friend? Is Ashley more than a friend?

The book had a lot of strenghs and weaknesses. Some of the strenghs were that the book accurately describes the horrors of  high school, the bullying, the drugs/alcohol, and the popularity ranking. Plus it was very well written. Some weaknesses were that the relationship with Ashley was too...I don't know how to put this other than fake--not all of it, but the part where she admits her feelings was. My favorite part was when "You" had some significant character development......... I'm not saying any more!!!!!!! I won"t spoil!!!!!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 chocolate bars
Appropriateness: the Death rating....No, I take that back.... the homicide rating!!! Sexual content, language, and alcohol.
Cover Comments: The cover accurately describes the book.

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