You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers
The voice. The first thing I notice about a Karen Rivers novel is the voice. Always distinctive. Invariably haunting and unforgettable.
Written in second person, You Are the Everything invites readers into the mind of Elyse Schmidt.
Call me Elyse. If you call me Elyse, everything will be okay.
Elyse and her best friend Kath are on their way home from a band trip to Paris.
It's your first plane trip home, first time out of the country, first time for a lot of things, but nothing happened...Paris should've been the backdrop for so many amazing things, but it wasn't.
A smallish sixteen-year-old flutist with a penchant for drawing, Schmidt finds that her seatmate on the return flight is Josh Harris, the object of her unrequited love. As he sleeps, she imagines a romantic relationship with the boy of her dreams.