Between You & Me
Phyre knows there is something life-changing about her new drama teacher, Mia, from the moment they meet. As Phyre rehearses for the school play, she comes to realize that the unrequited feelings she has for Mia go deeper than she’s ever experienced. Especially with a teacher. Or a woman. All the while, Phyre’s best friend – addressed throughout the story in the second person, as “you” – stands by, ready to help Phyre make sense of her feelings. But just as Mia doesn’t understand what Phyre feels, Phyre can’t fathom the depth of her best friend’s feelings…until it’s almost too late for a happy ending. Characters come to life through the innovative screenplay format of this dazzling debut, and unanswered questions – is you male or female? – will have readers talking.
From the Best-selling author of the Fallen Series
“You know that very specific joy you feel when you pick up a new book and everything just works? Your mood matches the tone of the book. You keep flipping back to the cover to enjoy how it fits the story more with each new chapter you read. You happen to be able to afford a big chunk of time, focus, and emotional investment when you first crack open the spine. And enough about you. The book! The writing draws you in from page one. You’re in love with the characters by page five. Something surprising yet inevitable happens in almost every scene. The structure impresses you. You laugh. You cry. You yearn. And at the end, you have questions that you know will never be answered—and you are okay with that. When you close the book you are amazed but unsatisfied because you now feel the gaping hole that true readers feel every time they finish a great book: You can’t imagine finding the above-catalogued joy ever again.
You know what I mean.
This happened to me with Marisa Calin’s debut novel, Between You & Me.”
Read the rest of my interview on Lauren Kate’s website.
Praise for Between You & Me
This total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both recognize and thoroughly enjoy. – Kirkus Starred Review
Stands out from the pack… Readers will feel as if they are sitting beside fire on her emotional roller-coaster. – Publishers Weekly
Addresses the pain and exhilaration of infatuation; the basic need to love who you love; and the confusion and possibilities of questioning one’s sexuality, without judgement or sensationalism. – Booklist
Nothing I like better than a fresh take on unrequited love. Calin keeps you guessing and there are no wrong answers. – Ellen Wittlinger, Printz Honor Winner
The writing draws you in from page 1. You’re in love with the characters by page 5. – Lauren Kate, NYT Best-selling Author