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You Know Where to Find Me Hardcover – March 4, 2008
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* "What results isn't just a story about overcoming sorrow, but rather one of a girl raging against the world and herself, waiting for someone to help her make sense of it all."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Cohn once again excels at crafting a multidimensional, in-the-moment teenage world, this time without recourse to her usual witty style. There is a bleakness to her language that superbly suits this sad, somber tale. Her work is heartbreaking...but rings with authenticity...The tragedy of teen suicide has been the subject of countless novels, yet rarely has it been discussed withsucj gritty realism."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"The story's evolving relationships keep it compelling enough to propel readers through to its dramatic conclusion."--School Library Journal
"Teens will be riveted by Miles--intelligent, cynical, overweight, talented, and wholly authentic--and her harrowing path through grief and addiction."--Booklist
About the Author
Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess, and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares as well as the tween novels The Steps and Two Steps Forward. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at RachelCohn.com.
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However, while reading this book, it didn't fully feel like Cohn. I can't quite explain clearly how, but it didn't. The closest to a rhyme and reason of this I have it that the issue felt a little heavey for a Cohn novel.
After Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, and Pop Star (plus Nick and Norah, as well as Ely and Naomi), it felt a little harsh that her novel would be on suicide. But, she wrote it in a light way with a witty character which does put some of her style within the novel.
Miles is a great character, someone who I would probably hang out with. She feels real, with her weight problems and addictions. Which, if you are one of those obnoxious anti smoking advocates, I wouldn't suggest reading this since Miles smokes like a chimney. But she feels real.
Although it doesn't completely feel like her writing, I recommend this book to anyone. Its a really good (and quick) read.
I did not connect with the main characters--Miles because she was so caught up in tryng to overcome her pain with drugs and at times, self-pity, and Jamal because he seemed emotionally wishy-washy (being that he's a teen, no surprise there). I just didn't care about what happened in the plot. Perhaps if I were a high school student, this book would resonate with me but it didn't. Reviewed in Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus. Review copy provided by Puget Sound Council.
Over the last few years, the two girls have had one big fat thing in common- one that has nothing to do with the fact that both their houses are on the same sprawling property. Both girls have a mutual love, and passion for narcotics. Yep, pills. The only difference is, until Laura dies, Miles has never really considered using her "true love" to kill herself.
But as the reality of Laura's death sinks in, Miles finds herself drawn to the idea...or at least not totally opposed to it. Her drug sampling turns from a fleeting distraction, to full-blown addiction, to a slippery trip down a very serious path of self-destruction- one that Miles does not know if she can come back from.
You Know where to Find Me is so different from Cohn's other books, I had to re-check the author's name each time I turned a new page. But true to all her books, Cohn provides her readers with deeply intense characters, involved in harrowing, true-to-life, situations. And oh yeah, You Know Where to find Me also explores Cohn's own passion (?) for Washington D.C, which provides for one hell of an interesting backdrop.
-reviewed by Jill MacKenzie
But Laura was the one who wanted to die. After the suicide, Miles's mom goes to London to be with her long-distance boyfriend, her best friend develops an unexpected relationship with Laura's best friend, so Miles is left alone and missing Laura. She turns to drugs to try to get away from her problems, and tries to fill the void that Laura left behind.
This was a very short but powerful book about love, loss, and family. But while that sentence sounds so typical of an average teen novel, You Know Where to Find Me is anything but typical or average. Miles is a strong but misguided main character, and she's so used to being around Laura that it takes her awhile to adapt to being alone. I love this book simply because it gave me insight to a world that I've never been part of, and it showed a very realistic struggle from a very realistic girl's point of view. Rachel Cohn definitely did not disappoint in her latest novel, and I look forward to reading more by her.