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Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You


John Greenmeets 500 Days of SummermeetsNick Hornby.

Darren hasn't had an easy year. His parents divorced, his brother left for college, and his best friend moved state. Also, he still doesn't have a girlfriend.

Then his dad shows up at 6am with a glazed chocolate donut and a pretty world-shaking revelation. In full freak-out mode, Darren ditches school and jumps on a bus to visit his brother, Nate, at college. But someone weird / amazing comes along for the ride.

Told entirely in lists, this hilarious novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone is:

1. painful

2. unavoidable

3. ridiculously complicated

4. possibly, hopefully, the right thing after all.

'Entirely terrific' How I Met Your Motherstar, Josh Radnor

'Sweet, acerbically funny, and often painfully honest tone'Publishers Weekly

'This novel exemplifies everything that is exciting and refreshing about contemporary YA, its fearlessness and unabashed honesty, its agony and ecstasy'

'Hasak-Lowy really gets what it is to be a teen'VOYA

'A powerful stream of consciousness'Booklist

Praise for Todd Hasak-Lowy:

'Funny, fast-paced and poignant' R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder

Photograph © Ariel Hasak-Lowy

Todd Hasak-Lowy has published several books for adults. 33 Minutes was his first book for young readers and he made his YA debut with Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Evanston, Illinois.

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