Call Me by Your Name is a beautifully written, extremely honest and unique coming-of-age-slash-coming out novel.
The long, run-on sentences keep you reading so fast and will leave you a little breathless which is very effective in evoking powerful emotions from the reader. It’s like I couldn’t read fast enough. Through the writing style, the reader feels Elio’s desires so urgently and so passionately.
The writing is smart and romantic while the subtle humor makes it very entertaining and relatable despite the undercurrent of sadness.
“But I was too self-conscious, like someone trying to feel natural while walking about naked in a locker room only to end up aroused by his own nakedness” Lol!
Also, that poor peach fruit. 🍑 😂
The ending is sad and yet very meaningful and still hopeful, a message that what Elio and Oliver had was something so great and so strong that even if the universe seems to conspire against them, there might still be hope for a reconciliation which probably is the direction of the second book.