You Will Know Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 265 Ratings

You Will Know Me


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316231084

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You Will Know Me Excerpt :

One of the Best Books of 2016--NPR, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Elle, Thrillist, Men's Journal, Publishers Weekly, Time Out New York, Self and Kirkus The audacious new novel about family and ambition from "one of the best living mystery writers" (Grantland) and bestselling, award-winning author of The Fever, Megan Abbott. How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream. From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

You Will Know Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 265 Ratings

You Will Know Me


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316231084

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You Will Know Me Excerpt :

A "shocking and perfect" bestseller about family and ambition from the award-winning author of Dare Me and The Turnout (New York Times Book Review​). How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits -- until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers -- about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself -- forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream. From a writer with "exceptional gifts for making nerves jangle and skin crawl" (Janet Maslin), You Will Know Me is a breathless rollercoaster of a novel about the desperate limits of parental sacrifice, furtive desire, and the staggering force of ambition.

Do You Know Me  Book

Do You Know Me


  • Author : Libby Scott
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338656169

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Do You Know Me Excerpt :

In this sequel to Can You See Me?, Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott return with another heartwarming and eye-opening story of friendship and middle school, inspired by Libby's own experiences of autism. Everyone else in Tally's grade seems excited for their class trip... And she knows she is supposed to be too. Ever since her classmates found out she is autistic, Tally has felt more comfortable being herself. But the end-of-year trip will be an entire week -- her longest overnight trip ever. How will she sleep? What about all the bugs? What will her dog, Rupert, do without her at home?Though she decides she doesn't want to miss out, bad news strikes as soon as she arrives: She isn't bunking with her friend Aleksandra. Instead, she is rooming with her former friends and two girls from a neighboring school -- who both reject Tally on day one.Tally isn't sure she'll ever make new friends. And how will she survive for so long away from home?Told through a mix of prose and diary entries, this authentic and relatable novel is about finding your people, and learning what it takes to be a true friend.

You Know Me Well Book
Score: 3.5
From 700 Ratings

You Know Me Well


  • Author : Nina LaCour
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250098665

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You Know Me Well Excerpt :

You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time. Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really? Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed. That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way. When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other -- and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more. Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the bestselling author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green).

Give Me Your Hand Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Give Me Your Hand


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316547284

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A life-changing secret destroys an unlikely friendship in this "magnetic" (Meg Wolitzer) psychological thriller from the Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me. You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn't let anything stop her. But now someone else is standing in her way - Diane. Best friends at seventeen, their shared ambition made them inseparable. Until the day Diane told Kit her secret - the worst thing she'd ever done, the worst thing Kit could imagine - and it blew their friendship apart. Kit is still the only person who knows what Diane did. And now Diane knows something about Kit that could destroy everything she's worked so hard for. How far would Kit go, to make the hard work, the sacrifice, worth it in the end? What wouldn't she give up? Diane thinks Kit is just like her. Maybe she's right. Ambition: it's in the blood . . .

Dare Me Book
Score: 3
From 126 Ratings

Dare Me


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316203234

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Dare Me Excerpt :

From the award-winning author of The Turnout and Give Me Your Hand: the searing novel of friendship and betrayal that inspired the USA Network series, praised by Gillian Flynn as "Lord of the Flies set in a high-school cheerleading squad...Tense, dark, and beautifully written." Addy Hanlon has always been Beth Cassidy's best friend and trusted lieutenant. Beth calls the shots and Addy carries them out, a long-established order of things that has brought them to the pinnacle of their high-school careers. Now they're seniors who rule the intensely competitive cheer squad, feared and followed by the other girls -- until the young new coach arrives. Cool and commanding, an emissary from the adult world just beyond their reach, Coach Colette French draws Addy and the other cheerleaders into her life. Only Beth, unsettled by the new regime, remains outside Coach's golden circle, waging a subtle but vicious campaign to regain her position as "top girl" -- both with the team and with Addy herself. Then a suicide focuses a police investigation on Coach and her squad. After the first wave of shock and grief, Addy tries to uncover the truth behind the death -- and learns that the boundary between loyalty and love can be dangerous terrain. The raw passions of girlhood are brought to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of friendship, ambition, and power. Award-winning novelist Megan Abbott, writing with what Tom Perrotta has hailed as "total authority and an almost desperate intensity," provides a harrowing glimpse into the dark heart of the all-American girl.

Forget You Know Me Book
Score: 3
From 17 Ratings

Forget You Know Me


  • Author : Jessica Strawser
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250184474

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Forget You Know Me Excerpt :

The next “masterful” (Publishers Weekly) novel from "the gifted Jessica Strawser" (Adriana Trigiani), hailed as “immensely satisfying” (Kathleen Barber) and “that book you can’t put down” (Sally Hepworth). A video call between friends captures a shocking incident no one was supposed to see. The secrets it exposes threaten to change their lives forever. Molly and Liza have always been enviably close. Even after Molly married Daniel, the couple considered Liza an honorary family member. But after Liza moved away, things grew more strained than anyone wanted to admit—in the friendship and the marriage. When Daniel goes away on business, Molly and Liza plan to reconnect with a nice long video chat after the kids are in bed. But then Molly leaves the room to check on a crying child. What Liza sees next will change everything. Only one thing is certain: Molly needs her. Liza drives all night to be at Molly’s side—but when she arrives, the reception is icy, leaving Liza baffled and hurt. She knows there’s no denying what she saw. Or is there? In disbelief that their friendship could really be over, Liza is unaware she’s about to have a near miss of her own. And Molly, refusing to deal with what’s happened, won’t turn to Daniel, either. But none of them can go on pretending. Not after this. Forget You Know Me is a “twisty, emotionally complex, powder keg of a tale” (bestselling author Emily Carpenter) about the wounds of people who’ve grown apart. Best friends, separated by miles. Spouses, hardened by neglect. A mother, isolated by pain. One moment will change things for them all. "[A] great hybrid of women's fiction and suspense...strong character development and unpredictable plot." - Library Journal

You Don t Know Me Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

You Don t Know Me


  • Author : David Klass
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374706265

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You Don t Know Me Excerpt :

Moving, wholly involving, original, and emotionally true, You Don't Know Me is a multilayered young adult novel that presents a winning portrait of an understandably angst-ridden adolescent. John ("My father named me after a toilet!") wrestles with the certainty that no one really knows him -- not in his miserable home, and certainly not at school. It's true that no one can guess his hidden thoughts, which are hilarious, razor-sharp observations about lust, love, tubas, algebra, everything. And then there's his home: his father ran off years ago, so he's being raised by his mother, who works long hours, and by her boyfriend, whom John calls "the man who is not and never will be my father." This man is his enemy, an abusive disciplinarian who seems to want to kill John and, in a horrible final confrontation, nearly succeeds.

The End of Everything Book
Score: 3.5
From 45 Ratings

The End of Everything


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Reagan Arthur Books
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0316175099

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Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. They are best friends who swap bathing suits and field-hockey sticks, and share everything that's happened to them. Together they live in the shadow of Evie's glamorous older sister Dusty, who provides a window on the exotic, intoxicating possibilities of their own teenage horizons. To Lizzie, the Verver household, presided over by Evie's big-hearted father, is the world's most perfect place. And then, one afternoon, Evie disappears. The only clue: a maroon sedan Lizzie spotted driving past the two girls earlier in the day. As a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the Midwestern suburban community, everyone looks to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger? Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth, prowling nights through backyards, peering through windows, pushing herself to the dark center of Evie's world. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secrets and lies that make her wonder if she knew her best friend at all.

You Don t Know Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

You Don t Know Me


  • Author : Imran Mahmood
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-05-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405927352

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You Don t Know Me Excerpt :

**NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES** The gripping courtroom thriller adapted for the screen by the writers behind BBC1 blockbuster VIGIL 'A daring concept executed to perfection' LEE CHILD 'Utterly compelling' DAILY MAIL 'I was utterly gripped' GILLIAN MCALLISTER ________ It's easy to judge between right and wrong . . . Isn't it? An unnamed defendant stands accused of murder. The evidence is overwhelming: he's about to be found guilty. But in the Closing Speeches, he tells us the full story - a story his barrister warned him not to tell. Now his life is in our hands. Because all that matters is . . . Do you believe him? ________ 'Searing and heart-breaking, genre-bending . . . triumphantly reconfigures the traditional whodunnit into something remarkable' Ruth Ware 'Bold and original . . . A thrilling new voice in crime fiction' Tim Weaver 'A startlingly confident and deft debut' Tana French 'Superb character-driven fiction. Masterful' Guardian **Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger** **Longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year**

The Turnout Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

The Turnout


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-08-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593084915

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Best Book of the Year NPR • Wall Street Journal • Boston Globe • Library Journal • CrimeReads • LitReactor • Air Mail Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick An Instant New York Times Bestseller New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott's exquisite and disquieting new novel, “dark and juicy and tinged with horror” (The New York Times Books Review), set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio. With their long necks and matching buns and pink tights, Dara and Marie Durant have been dancers since they can remember. Growing up, they were homeschooled and trained by their glamorous mother, founder of the Durant School of Dance. After their parents' death in a tragic accident nearly a dozen years ago, the sisters began running the school together, along with Charlie, Dara's husband and once their mother's prized student. Marie, warm and soft, teaches the younger students; Dara, with her precision, trains the older ones; and Charlie, sidelined from dancing after years of injuries, rules over the back office. Circling around one another, the three have perfected a dance, six days a week, that keeps the studio thriving. But when a suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school's annual performance of The Nutcracker—a season of competition, anxiety, and exhilaration—an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters' delicate balance. Taut and unnerving, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game. With uncanny insight and hypnotic writing, it is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity and power, and a tale that is both alarming and irresistible.

You Know Me Al Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

You Know Me Al


  • Author : Ring Lardner
  • Publisher : Barnes & Noble Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Baseball players
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0760758336

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You Know Me Al Excerpt :

Ring Lardner, America's great humorist and shortstory writer, began his career as a sports writer. Because of his interest in baseball, he began putting stories in his newspaper column that were purportedly written by unlettered athletes. Lardner, who had an excellent ear for dialogue, actually wrote these stories in the voice of the fictional rookie ballplayer Jack Keefe, a White Sox pitcher, who writes letters to his friend Al Blanchard back home in Bedford, Indiana. Several streams of American comic tradition merge in You Know Me Al: the comic letter, the wisecrack, the braggart character, the use of sporting vocabulary and fractured English as a means to apologetics. This collection of short stories revealed Lardner's talent for the sports idiom he made famous. Usually cynical and pessimistic, his stories are peopled by ordinary characters. Lardner often used his own experiences as the model or inspiration for the fiction he wrote.

The Song Is You Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Song Is You


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-02-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743291729

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The Song Is You Excerpt :

A fictionalized account based on the mysterious 1949 disappearance of actress Jean Spangler, whose demise had been linked to the Black Dahlia killings, is a darkly sensual tale that imagines what may have been her fate. By the Edgar Award-shortlisted author of Die a Little. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

You Don t Know About Me Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

You Don t Know About Me


  • Author : Brian Meehl
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375897153

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You Don t Know About Me Excerpt :

Sixteen-year-old Billy Allbright is about to bust out of his sheltered cocoon and go on a gonzo road trip. He just doesn't know it yet. His ticket to freedom? A mysterious Bible containing two resurrection stories. The second is about a man Billy's never met, and who is supposedly dead: his father. But the road to a risen-from-the-grave dad, and the unusual inheritance he promises, is far from straight. Billy zigzags across the American West in a geocaching treasure hunt. When his journey includes a runaway baseball star, nudists who perform sun dances, a girl with neon green body parts, and con artists who blackmail him into their "anti-action movie," Billy soon realizes that the path to self-discovery is mega off-road.

Die A Little Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

Die A Little


  • Author : Megan Abbott
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847395870

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Die A Little Excerpt :

Die A Little tells the story of Lora King, a schoolteacher, and her brother Bill, a junior investigator with the district attorney's office. Lora's comfortable, suburban life is jarringly disrupted when Bill falls in love and marries a glamorous yet mysterious young woman named Alice Steele, a Hollywood wardrobe assistant. Lora soon begins to suspect that things aren't all they seem with Alice. Spurred on by inconsistencies in Alice's personal history, Lora finds herself lured into the dark alleys and mean streets of seamy Los Angeles. She uncovers a shadowy world of drugs, prostitution, and ultimately, murder. But the deeper Lora digs to uncover Alice's secrets, the more her own life begins to resemble Alice's sinister past - and present.