Title: I Hate Everyone But You
Author: Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin’s I Hate Everyone But You is a hilarious and heartfelt debut novel about new beginnings, love and heartbreak, and ultimately the power of friendship.
Dear Best Friend,
I can already tell that I will hate everyone but you.
(that brunette who won’t leave you alone)
We’re still in the same room, you weirdo.
So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two of them document every wild and awkward moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?
I loved this book! It made me laugh so many times. It was a rough week, so this book made me feel a lot better.
Ava and Gen reminded me of my best friend and I. Ava is more conservative like me, while Gen is more outgoing like my friend. We definitely aren’t as funny as these two girls though!
I really liked the gender diversity in the story. Gen comes out as queer while she is at college. She makes a few friends who have a variety gender identities. Meanwhile, Ava can’t understand any of it. She made insensitive comments because she didn’t know any better. I loved how Ava represented how many people think, and Gen was able to point out the problems with her comments.
I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one!
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Have you read I Hate Everyone But You? What did you think of it?