Book Trailer Thursday (39)–You Against Me by Jenny Downham

I haven’t read You Against Me, but I’ve heard & read positive reviews for it.  I recently bought a copy, and after watching the trailer I want to bump it up towards the top of my TBR pile.  Without knowing too much about it, the storyline appears to have some Romeo & Juliet connections which I’m always excited to find and share with my freshmen.

Have you read You Against Me?  If so, what did you think?  What do you think of the trailer?

Summary (From Goodreads): 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.



  1. I loved this book – one of my favorites of the year. And I like the trailer, too. It’s maybe a little more intense than I found the book to be, and the British setting/language was one of the things I loved about the book so I wish that had been in there somewhere… but it’s definitely eye-catching and I think it’ll draw teens in.

    • Mrs. Andersen says:

      All of my classes watched this trailer today and quite a few want to read it, especially now that they know about the British setting. Thanks for the comment, Abby 🙂

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