Ava and Gen have been friends their entire lives, and Ava is nothing but supportive when Gen decides to accept a journalism scholarship to a small Boston college without her parent’s permission, across the country from where Ava will be attending film school at USC. Can their friendship withstand the distance, new friendships and love interests, anxiety issues, and sexual exploration?
I Hate Everyone But You, by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin, is a coming-of-age story written entirely in emails and text messages between Ava and Gen during their first semester of college. Their friendship has always had ups and downs, but they find that the distance is more difficult than they first imagined. The book is a great, quick read, although I would recommend it for more mature audiences for language, alcohol, drugs, and sex. If you are looking for a mix of Ellen Hopkins and John Green (without a depressing ending), try I Hate Everyone But You, by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin.