Saturday, December 17, 2011

You Against Me

"When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide." Mikey's sister accuses Ellie's brother of raping her. Mikey goes to get revenge, when he meets Ellie. Enamored by her, he refuses to tell her his name. She searches for the truth about him, but as she gets to know Mikey, Ellie falls in love. It would be simple for them, if only Ellie, the sole witness in the case, hadn't been there the night of the rape. Ellie refuses to say anything, but is keeping secrets from Mikey. What did she see that night? And why isn't she telling anyone? You Against Me is a heart wrenching novel. It's about family, choices, consequences, fights, loyalty, honesty, but ultimately about love. How far will you go for those you love? What happens when you love those who are on opposite sides of a battle? For Ellie, she is caught in the middle. For Mikey, he must help Ellie and his sister reconcile with their lives, and help his family survive the tough times. It's a novel that will change the way you think.

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another.

(Summary from Good Reads)