“I don’t subscribe to labels. Unless I’m labeling other people.”
Title: I Hate Everyone But You
Authors: Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Publication: September 5th 2017 by Wednesday Books
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Summary from Goodreads:
Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)
We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?
- I was a lot more open to the format after falling in love with the Illuminae books, just saying. This book is told entirely in texts and emails between two friends – and the text itself reads like a collection of real life conversations between friends.
- The book is fast paced. I mean, I devoured it because it flew by so quickly. The format played into this, yes, but so did the writing itself. It was light, fun, and full of an energy that reminds me of an enthusiastic puppy. It was refreshing.
- FRIENDSHIP. Enough said.
- But seriously, though, there isn’t enough positive friendship in YA – it is out there, but it’s sort of like that elusive family member that you know about but have never met at a family barbecue.
- I Hate Everyone But You is funny, too. It handles sensitive topics and the delicate balance of differences in education on social justice issues. But, beneath all that, it’s funny – and it makes the book much more impactful.
- I honestly can’t tell you the characters themselves are the highlight of the story, because they aren’t. Rather, the layout and the fresh writing carry the book till the end and create a welcome addition to the YA world.