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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,334 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Benoit Narrator: David Baker Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This wasn’t the way it was supposed to go.

You’re just a typical fifteen-year-old sophomore, an average guy named Kyle Chase. This can’t be happening to you. But then, how do you explain all the blood? How do you explain how you got here in the first place?

There had to have been signs, had to have been some clues it was coming. Did you miss them, or ignore them? Maybe if you can figure out where it all went wrong, you can still make it right. Or is it already too late? Think fast, Kyle. Time’s running out. How did this happen?

You is the riveting story of fifteen-year-old Kyle and the small choices he does and doesn’t make that lead to his own destruction.

In his stunning young-adult debut, Charles Benoit mixes riveting tension with an insightful—and unsettling—portrait of an ordinary teen in a tale that is taut, powerful, and shattering.

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Quotes & Awards

  • You is authentic, ambitious, and gripping. A serious book that reads like a suspense novel, the story it tells—of the ways in which we become imprisoned by our own choices, big and small—is both frightening and frighteningly real.”

    Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall 

  • “Charles Benoit has written a shattering, gut-wrenching novel that puts You right in the center of the story. Pick it up and you won’t put it down!”

    Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Gone

  • “I sat down to start this book—and didn’t get up until I’d finished it, a riveting three hours later. You is pitch-perfect: funny, real, touching, brimming with tension and foreboding—and still surprising right up to the last page. One of the best YA novels I’ve read in years.”

    Patricia McCormick, National Book Award finalist, author of Sold and Purple Heart 

  • “A sandstorm of a novel, as harshly real as hell or high school. I loved it.”

    Robert Lipsyte, Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning author of The Contender and Center Field 

  • “Wanna know who the real bad guys in your school are? Read You. This book will keep you reading, and then it will start you thinking. And talking. You is good stuff.”

    Chris Crutcher, Margaret A. Edwards Award–winning author of Deadline 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan M | 2/10/2014

    " Tis book was pretty good. Weird but good. It was written like you were the main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz Nichols | 2/8/2014

    " The author's use of second person point of view makes for a distressing tale;you're unhappy with your choices and you can't escape your fate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jessie | 2/3/2014

    " So I really wanted to give this book four stars, but I just couldn't. It was a fast read and great content for teens--especially teen males, a tough to recommend to demographic. Unfortunately, I also felt like it tried to be edgy--and came up a little short. Also, I felt like I got left hanging. Some of that is admittedly my desire for closure, but I think in trying to get "you," the reader, to truly feel the part of the protagonist, the author didn't want to dive too deep into the main character's pysche, lest you feel a disconnect and then the entire "you" effect is lost. Despite all that, this will be one of my new fav recs for teens--tweens, even--and I can't wait to hear what inspired the author! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ellen | 2/2/2014

    " Kinda depressing, but a really interesting writing style. The point of view makes it even stranger. Not giving it 2 stars because its poorly written, but because it just was not the ending I'd envisioned "

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About the Author
Author Charles Benoit

Charles Benoit, an insatiable traveler and occasional scuba diver, has worked in education and advertising. When they’re not on the road, Charles and his wife, Rose, live in Rochester, New York.