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Author: David Levithan, Nina LaCour Narrator: Matthew Brown, Emma Galvin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781427277237
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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.

An audiobook told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, the award-winning author of Hold Still and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, the best-selling 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), You Know Me Well is a deeply honest story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, one truth at a time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This fun, sweet novel beautifully captures the power of romantic and platonic love alike.”

    Seventeen Magazine

  • “LaCour and Levithan join together to give an honest view of the anxious teenage psyche. A perfect read for the bolter in all of us—nervous to go on to any next stage of life or endeavor—the graduating seniors unsure of where life will take them. The dual POVs highlight the fact that friendships can be powerful—regardless of how long you have actually been friends.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

  • “Both authors excel at writing smart, funny, and realistic dialogue. These are characters to whom readers will relate and want to get to know.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Perfectly encapsulates those fraught, end-all-be-all feelings of high school romance and graduation.”


  • “Matthew Brown and Emma Galvin’s complementary readings give credence to the characterizations, especially the closeness of the two friends. Galvin depicts Kate’s superficial self as secure and slightly sarcastic. But soon Kate’s confidences with Mark reveal that she’s masking indecision about committing to a girl she’s loved from afar, owning her artistic skills, and overturning her sense of isolation. Brown also captures Mark’s angst when he discovers that his best friend can’t return the romantic feelings Mark has for him. Together, pondering Mark and fiery Kate nudge and support each other towards greater honesty.”


  • A Pop Sugar Best Books Selection for June
  • A Bustle Pick for YA Summer Reading
  • A Staff of Publishers Weekly Pick for Best Summer Book
  • A New York Daily News Pick for Teens
  • A Seventeen Magazine Pick for Best YA Books of 2016

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About the Author

Nina LaCour is the author of the Michael L. Printz Award winner We Are Okay and the widely acclaimed Hold Still, The Disenchantments, and Everything Leads to You. She is also the coauthor, with David Levithan of You Know Me Well. Formerly a bookseller and high school English teacher, she now writes and parents full time.

About the Narrators

Matthew Brown has voiceover experience in many different areas, including national and regional commercials, audiobooks, ESL, feature film ADR/looping, and animated projects both feature film and television. His narration credits include Matthew Dicks’ Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and Mary E. Pearson’s Fox series.

Emma Galvin won the 2011 Audie Award for best fiction narration, was a finalist for the Audie Award in 2012, and won six AudioFile Earphones Awards for her narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, her film appearances include My Suicidal Sweetheart, A Perfect Fit, and The Big Bad Swim. She has performed in several regional theater productions, including Love Punky, The Power of Birds, and The Realm.