August 17, 2010

New! You

You by Chalres Benoit

About: Fifteen-year-old Kyle is a member of the “hoodies.” So named for their ubiquitous hooded sweatshirts, they are the slackers/burnouts/freaks common to every high school. In fact, Kyle would be the first to admit his commonness—he gets picked on by bullies, he serves detention, he pines after a girl. The deadness he feels is impinged upon by the arrival of Zack, a private-academy transfer who wears sports coats, quotes philosophers, laughs at Shakespeare, and seems to have every student and teacher in the palm of his hand. Zack takes on Kyle as a sort of project, but his swank parties and daring escapades soon turn to deeds far darker. This is a brutal, fast, and satisfying read. (from

This book sounds so good. Its unlike your typical teen books, this is suspenseful and mysterious. Benoit has an interesting way of writing the book, the book is from the second person view—you, the reader, are Kyle. I cannot wait for it to come out on September 1st. Its already jotted down in my calendar.

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