✓ You Against Me Î Download by õ Jenny Downham
✓ You Against Me Î Download by õ Jenny Downham 3.
I tried to explain the plot of this book to several of my friends at school, and while some times it went successfully, there were other times when it didn t On the surface, You Against Me is about Mikey, whose fifteen year old sister, Karyn, has been raped The young man charged with raping her, Tom, also also has a younger sister named Ellie Mikey and Ellie meet each other and begin to form a bond, but their connection may bring devastating consequences.
When examining this book beyond its surface, its about many different things family, loyalty, love, doing the right thing, etc It doesn t focus on the victim of the rape or the rapist himself, rather, it shows the perforating effect of the act on those standing in the periphery Packed with pathos, this book will m Stayed up all night to read this recently Wonderful.
If Someone Hurts Your Sister And You Re Any Kind Of Man, You Seek Revenge, RightIf Your Brother S Accused Of A Terrible Crime But Says He Didn T Do It, You Defend Him, Don T You When Mikey S Sister Claims A Boy Assaulted Her, His World Begins To Fall ApartWhen Ellie S Brother Is Charged With The Offence, Her World Begins To UnravelWhen Mikey And Ellie Meet, Two Worlds CollideThis Is A Brave And Unflinching Novel From The Bestselling Author Of Before I Die It S A Book About Loyalty And The Choices That Come With It But Above All It S A Book About Love i feel such pressure to write a really great review for this book, because it is so impressive on so many levels, but the post turkey day fatigue is strong in me i will do what i can.
you probably already know what this book is about, because it is really quite popular so just quickly to get us all on the same page, i will just reiterate that it is a story bout a rape, from the perspective of the brother of the victim and the sister of the accused, who form a relationship in the busted pieces of all of it.
which is already, like woah.
because when you are dealing with this situation, in literature, the impulse is of course to focus on the victim it is powerful that way, right to showcase the pain and the humiliation and the fear and the aftermath and how one goes about picking up the pieces of their life in a s Most seem to love this book Isn t it annoying when you re the odd one out Let s get on to my thoughts, shall we When Ellie s brother, Tom, is accused of assaulting a girl, his family is pretty supportive and stand by him The thing is, they re so busy supporting him that they don t even freaking ask him if he actually did it, I mean, talk about baffling Meanwhile, Mikey sister, Karyn, has locked herself in her room ever since they found out what happened to her Both family s lives are turned completely upside down.
So when Ellie and Mikey happen to meet by chance, although originally, both have ulterior motives, both eventually find themselves falling for each other.
Ellie family is well off in contrast to Mikey who lives on the rough end of town Whilst Ellie co Well finally, a much anticipated book that actually delivered After being so hyped up about Matched and then being let down with it s mediocrity, I tried not to get too excited about this book and prepared myself for another monumental disappointment.
I m always rather dubious when it comes to romance novels if you find a good one then you can be reeled in and swallowed up, it can stay with you for a very long time but so often this is not the case The amount of times I ve dared to enter into a romance story with high hopes and found nothing but cheesy, star struck I can t live without you s are countless They are often plagued with cliched characters and storylines and I found myself awaiting so 3.
5 starsWhen I was at the beach as a kid, I used to regularly do this thing where I would swim out as far as I could, just to see how much distance I could cover I d swim until my arms got tired, then stop to catch my breath before turning around I never stopped doing it, but I d be lying if I said that every single time, I didn t experience a second of sheer panic when realized I was just suspended there, well and truly out of my depth.
I feel a little like that trying to write this review Also, ocean swimming is mentioned in this book so I m not being entirely off topic I m sitting here nervously hunched over my keyboard, because I can feel what I want to say, I m just not entirely sure I ll be able to articulate it And You Against Me is a book that takes the reader into deep water, so Thank you very much Law school because if it wasn t for you I wouldn t have had trouble sleeping and I wouldn t have read this book as fast as I did, it definitely deserves to be read in one breath.
This book was an all nighter, and after I finished it 2 30 AM I couldn t sleep for at least another hour thinking about it One of my first thoughts last night when I finished this book was Romeo and Juliet meets Crime and Punishment.
This is a YA drama, and it s the best YA books I ve read so far It s real and angsty and funny and sweet and heartbreaking and heart heeling, and it made me cry like a baby.
15 year old Karyn McKenzie likes 18 year old Tom Parker One night they run into each other in a pub and Tom brings Karyn home with him They drink alcohol and smoke pot In the morning Karyn goes home, and 24 hours later she goes to the police and accuses Tom of rape.
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You Against Me was one of my most anticipated books of 2011 So much so that I was 100% sure I would give it 5 stars Jenny Downham s debut Before I Die left me a sobbing mess I am in a minority here thought, most of my co readers did not join the cryfest I expected the same from her second novel You Against Me was good, just not as good as it could have been.
Let me just say, the plot itself is fantastic The two main characters in this love story Mikey and Ellie have a very complicated relationship Mikey s 15 year old sister is a rape victim Her alleged abuser is Ellie s older brother Mikey is a protective brother and is determined to punish the rapist Ellie loves her own brother and wants to believe in h It was strange how words meant something when they came out of your mouth Inside your head they were safe and silent, but once they were outside, people grabbed hold of themInitial Final Page Thoughts.
Wow, what beautiful ending And book, actually Extremely unique, fascinating and honest.
Ellie Mike Trust Doubt Truth Lies Perception Bracing rivers Baked potatoes Old cottages Bunking classes Cookery The future Team Karyn Low Points.
Even though I liked the romance between Mikey and Ellie, I m not sure whether it would have progressed so quickly in reality I think, with a subject matter like this one, there would have been a lot anger in there and it would have taken longer for them to turn to each other and realised how they felt I kept getting muddled with how much time had gone past in this book, it could have been a littl