ARC Review – I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin

I Hate Everyone But You cover

Rating: 4 stars

star rating 4

“You are so brave and so strong that sometimes I forget someone like me can hurt you. But you need to remember that you can hurt me too.”

(I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review)

This book tells the story of two best friends who have been together for years, but that are now leaving for different colleges. They communicate through texts and emails to let each other know how life is going, and talk about their new experiences and insecurities now that they’re so far from each other.

I really enjoyed this book. I’m usually not too fond of this email-and-texts type of format, but in this case it was actually handled well. The conversations between the girls felt very natural, as if I was really reading actual texts and emails exchanged between two friends.

I loved that the narrative didn’t leave me feeling like I needed descriptions to fully understand what was going on, or to connect emotionally with the characters. I didn’t feel lost. Also the book managed to represent and comment on anxiety issues and lgbtq+ matters through the girls’ conversations.

This was an easy, quick, entertaining read, and it had a bit more depth than I expected. I would definitely recommend it. Also, from what I’ve seen, the hardcover is absolutely gorgeous, so I certainly intend to get myself a copy as soon as I can.

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