Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan

Katie and Eric Knox will do anything for their gymnast prodigy Devon. When the boyfriend of one of her gymnastic instructors die, will Katie be able to keep their idyllic life from disintegrating around them?

Here we are, another Megan Abbott book and another series of cold knives in my heart. At first glance, I thought this might be similar to┬áDare Me, Megan’s book about cheerleaders. You Will Know Me is about the parents of star gymnasts and the crazy shit they do for their kids.

From the first page, I knew I’d wolf this down like it was a brisket sandwich. All the dark hints of the coming train wreck were like a fishhook through my eyelids. I was powerless to look away as the lives of the Knox family and the rest of the gymnastic families were torn asunder.

“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader

I wanted to like this book. I really did. But I couldn’t. This was a story about terrible, selfish parents who completely neglected their second child. People who can’t fathom what “doing the right thing” might mean, and instead, do whatever they want to indulge their own selfish desires.

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