You in Five Acts

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Publisher Description

The latest contemporary novel from Una LaMarche, acclaimed author of Five Summers, Like No Other, and Don’t Fail Me Now. In the high-pressure months leading up to the performance that will determine their futures, a group of friends at a performing arts school look back on when an unexpected event upended everything. 

"A poignant and timely socially conscious narrative."

It's always been you—you know that, right?

At a prestigious New York City performing arts school, five friends connect over one dream of stardom. But for Joy, Diego, Liv, Ethan and Dave, that dream falters under the pressure of second-semester, Senior year. Ambitions shift and change, new emotions rush to the surface, and a sense of urgency pulses between them: Their time together is running out. 

Diego hopes to get out of the friend zone. Liv wants to escape, losing herself in fantasies of the new guy. Ethan conspires to turn his muse into his girlfriend. Dave pines for the drama queen. And if Joy doesn’t open her eyes, she could lose the love that’s been in front of her all along.

An epic ensemble piece in the vein of Fame and Let’s Get Lost, You in Five Acts is a eulogy for a friendshipthe heartbreaks, the betrayals, the inside jokes, the remember-whens. And the tragedy that changed everything.

Young Adult
November 1
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

Jesseji ,

I would have given it infinity stars if I could...

Could possibly be the best book I’ve ever read. Although the ending was absolutely traumatizing (leaving me in tears for a straight 10 minutes). I am truly a lovesick dreamer, I loved every part of this book until the tear jerking end. I think we always wish for that happily ever after but don’t always get it, and even if we don’t we must fight through, and this book is a total representation of that. I loved it with every ounce of my soul. I find this book a part of me, from the characters, their hopes, their dreams, their experiences. It was a beautiful story, and even thought the ending was so devastating, it would still be in my Top 2 of all time. This book is heavily underrate, Una Lamarche I will give you a standing ovation for years and years and years to show you how much I LOVE this book. I recommend it 10/10. Once again, beautiful.

User072119 ,

Absolutely Amazing

I voluntarily received an ARC of You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever finished a book and happened to be completely speechless? Una LaMarche will have leave you speechless and in shock with You in Five Acts.

When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I liked the writing style. Each act of the book is written from a different point of view in a letter form, and it took me a little bit to figure out who "you" was in each act. However, LaMarche's writing style quickly grew on me and I enjoyed the unique way You in Five Acts is written.

I went through every emotion possible. There was happiness, anger, frustration, love, and absolute heartbreak. This book is absolutely amazing and really leaves you thinking.

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