You Know Where to Find Me

You Know Where to Find Me

by Rachel Cohn
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You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn

Miles has spent her whole life in the shadow of her cousin Laura. Laura is the golden one—smart, gorgeous, rich, and popular—while Miles considers herself the unwanted one—an unattractive, underachieving social outcast. As far as Miles is concerned, Laura has the perfect life…until Laura commits suicide, leaving Miles lost the wake of the event. Losing Laura shatters Miles and sets her on a dangerous downward spiral. When she hits rock bottom, Miles must make a choice: She can escape from it all, just like Laura did, or she can look for strength in herself and in those she didn’t believe cared about her, and try to find a reason to live.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442430129
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Rachel Cohn is the bestselling author of You Know Where to Find Me, Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake, Pop Princess, and, with David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, and Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares as well as the tween novels The Steps and Two Steps Forward. Born in Washington, DC, she graduated from Barnard College in New York and has lived on both coasts. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her at RachelCohn.com.

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You Know Where to Find Me 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Laura and Miles grew up together. They were cousins who lived so close that Miles could sneak out of her room on scary, stormy nights and escape to the safety of Laura's bed. They spent hours in their tree house and hiding out in their favorite bookstore. As little girls became adolescents, though, being related and living near each other didn't guarantee closeness.

Miles liked to eat and drink. And smoke. Her body put on weight, her poorly-dyed hair never behaved, and she escaped the world by reading. Her grades sucked. She didn't care.

Laura was a beautiful, social butterfly. She was pleasant. Got good grades. Had the perfect boyfriend. The adoring father. So why is she the one who killed herself?

And Miles wonders why Laura got everything. Everything. She even got to escape the world. She got what Miles wanted. Miles planned on joining her. Who would even care if Miles died, anyway?

With that frame of mind, Miles takes several downward turns which continue to lead her in the direction her life had been heading for a long time. Laura even left Miles a secret stash of drugs to help her cope. For a while, Miles chooses to live life in a state of numbness. The worst thing to her was when the fog faded and she had to face life
without her cousin.

As you read YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME, you find touching characters. You care for them--not just Miles--but her father, Laura's father, even Laura herself. Miles falls to such a low that everyone worries about her chances of survival. But somehow in this cocoon of a druggy fog, there's a spirit of a person. A person who is stronger than many people realized. People are not always what they seem. Sometimes they are stronger. Sometimes weaker.

Rachel Cohn has written a touching novel that covers so many issues. And it leaves you thinking. Wondering. Hoping.
Pamela_Lighthouse More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up one afternoon at the Barnes and Noble by my house, and it was only 200 pages or so, so i figured i could read it in a day. I had never read anything that was so dark, and just very much not me. It is all about drug abuse and suicide, and i acctually really enjoyed it. I alwasy thought of "those kinds of people" to be bad people, but this story is told from thier point of view, so it really doesnt seem all that bad. Now granted, im not going to go out and smoke some weed and snort some coke, but it just really mad me look at life differently. I mean, not life in general, and not my life particularly, but how people live thier lives;it made me think differenly about them. Overall, it was a good book to read on a rainy afternoon. I enjoyed the language and the wording expecially. It was kind of a dark humored book. I liked it, but now i need to watch a funny adam sandler movie tomake me feel a little less depressed:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the most boring book in the universe. Never i have i ever read anything so depressing, i'm a bookworm. I read about two books a day and i probably read a hundred in one month, i have found interest in book since i was eight and now that i was fifteen i had never ecounter a book this boring. And really this book does not deserve any star Trust me i know a good book when i read one. I know because i recommend the book for my friends who also likes to read and they are always asking me that how the hell do i find an amazing book. This is not a book i will recommend
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Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
Miles and Laura were cousins and at some times, best friends (those times being mainly when they got high together). After Laura's suicide, Miles loses herself in cigarettes, pills, and food. Her other best friend, Jamal, doesn't seem to be there for her when she needs him, Laura's best friend, Bex, suddenly wants to hang out with Miles, and Miles' long-absent father appears on the scene and actually seems to want a place in her life. The downward spiral that is Miles' life continues as Jamal and Bex become more friendly as Miles realizes that she wants more than just friendship from Jamal. She retreats once again into a pill-popping state. Will she follow her cousin into the final resting place of no pain? I did not connect with the main characters--Miles because she was so caught up in tryng to overcome her pain with drugs and at times, self-pity, and Jamal because he seemed emotionally wishy-washy (being that he's a teen, no surprise there). I just didn't care about what happened in the plot. Perhaps if I were a high school student, this book would resonate with me but it didn't. Reviewed in Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus. Review copy provided by Puget Sound Council.
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
If I can ever recomend a book I would recomend 'You Know Where to Find Me.' This is a good and fascinating book to recomend if you like how to deal with real /emotinal tradegies. When Laura comits suicide Miles, Malanie and Jim have to reunite as a family to know what to do but , mean while Jamal has to help Miles escape High School so dhe doesnt go there alone. This is a great book to recomend because it also teaches you about emotinal and tragicall event and how to deal with them but not by yourself.
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GotchaAngel214 More than 1 year ago
This book is so extroadinary. I read the first few pages, then the next few, and pretty soon I had read the whole book. I was bawling by the first couple chapters. This book is realistic and it makes you reconsider how you think about depression and tragedy. Miles' story pulled me in because she was so easy to relate too. That's not to say I think the book will make someone want to do drugs or commit suicide, only that when I read this book, I felt her emotions. Miles perspective showed the outlook of a girl who must cope with the loss of the person they most look up to. It shows the raw emotions and painful truths of someone faced with suicide and drugs, paired with parental issues, teenage insecurites and jealousy. I honestly couldn't put this book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so realistic and truthful. It showed raw accounts of jealousy, suicide, drug use, insecurities. I easily read this book in about three days.
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kitxkatxbar More than 1 year ago
This book was not very capturing. It doesn't catch your attention the second you read it. However, after reading it, you start realizing Miles pain and how she decides to cope with it. The ending of the novel is pretty good but you have to challenge yourself to finish this novel. It took me awhile to even get into the book and when I did, it had probably been about a week or so. This book is pretty depressing so brace yourself. Chances are you're probably going to sleep through the beginning and then be captured from the middle to the end of the book.
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ashley_42 More than 1 year ago
I did notl ike this book at all. it was really dull and depressing! all about suicide and drugs It really got my depressed NOthing really exciting really happened I dont get the point of it really other than to depress you I wouldn't recomment this.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Laura and chubby Miles are sister-cousins, cousins by blood but as close as sisters. That is, until adolescence, when perfect Laura ditches Miles for more popular friends, and outcast Miles is dubbed ¿8 Mile.¿ But during Laura¿s last year of high school, the cousins reconnected over a shared love of getting high. Miles thought she had gotten Laura back she didn¿t know how far they really were until Laura commits suicide. Miles now finds herself lost, not knowing who to turn to or what to care about. You Know Where to Find Me follows a struggling Miles as she tries to figure out how life will go on. I found You Know Where to Find Me a confusing novel at best. In all honesty, I liked the first and last chapters but pretty much nothing in between. Miles¿ character was very confusing, and I didn¿t feel that the rest of the characters were developed enough, especially Miles¿ parents. I also never really felt the connection between Laura and Miles that should¿ve been there. The novel follows Miles¿ life, but I often felt myself thinking, ¿Well, so what?¿ You Know Where to Find Me lacks a certain something that could make it a really great novel, and I regret to say that this book greatly disappointed me. I originally expected this novel to be similar to other spectacular novels dealing with death and suicide such as The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde, Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël, Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin, and Freeze Frame by Heidi Ayarbe, but You Know Where to Find Me unfortunately failed at this. I¿m sorry to say that You Know Where to Find Me is probably the first book I¿ve read that I don¿t recommend at all (not including school-required novels). This book was just too disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read so far this year! It's wonderful and keeps you flippin' those pages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read it. It's sad but honesty and as always Rachel Cohn perfectly captures the thoughts and feelings of a teenager.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great!!!! If I had the time then I would definitely read this book again!It was mesmerizing and packed with interesting details!