Review: Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

 

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone
will be available June 5th!!

Read my thoughts on this lovely YA book!

 

 

Next-door neighbors and ex-best friends Hannah and Emory haven’t spoken in months. Not since the fight—the one where they said things they couldn’t take back.

Now, Emory is fine-tuning her UCLA performing arts application and trying to make the most of the months she has left with her boyfriend, Luke, before they head off to separate colleges. Meanwhile, Hannah’s strong faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing.

No matter how much Hannah and Emory desperately want to bridge the thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows, they can’t. Not anymore.

Until their paths cross unexpectedly when, one night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. In the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.

In alternating chapters, a skeptic and a believer piece together the story of their complex relationship and the boy caught somewhere in the middle. New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.

 

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I had such a peculiar timeline with this book. When I first heard of it, I really wanted to read it but then later on I stumbled upon it on Goodreads and then I didn’t want to read it, I told myself “how did you ever?” so when my sister asked if I could help her out with this one… I wasn’t too hyped. But I was really dumb to not get excited because I really liked it.

It’s a known fact that I’m a sucker for romances and anything that’s not swooping me off my feet and giving me butterflies is kind of hard to please me, yet this book managed to do it. It has a very nice story about friendship and has the perfect amount of romance to balance it out. Little Do We Know does have a religious side to it, with Hannah’s dad owning a religious school but I didn’t mind it. Maybe it was because there was no one pushing someone else to believe, but I actually liked it. It was a nice spice to throw in the mix.

Emory annoyed me every now and then but that’s mainly a me thing because she’s very outgoing, likes attention and makes it known that she likes attention and I just don’t roll with those characters very well. I did like her most of the time I just found myself getting a little annoyed a couple of times. Hannah was a very nice, soft character, she helps Luke after his accident and even though her faith is shaken she still stands by her values and I really liked that. I found her journey very cathartic, with all honesty I’m not sure why, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Little Do We Know really surprised me, it’s all about friendship, helping others, falling in love but most importantly finding yourself and I found myself feeling complete as I put it down.

Massive thanks to Disney Hyperion for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

 

4 / 5 flowers

 

 

 

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