If you don't know this already, I love Tamara Ireland Stone. Not only is she an amazing writer, but she's a first class person- kind, generous, and just plain interesting. I was thrilled when I got the chance to read and review yet another one of her great books in advance of publication. Not only is this a wonderful book but LOOK AT THAT COVER!!!!
Goodreads Book description: 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.
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.
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
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
My rating: 4 couches
My review: I
absolutely love Tamara's books, so when I heard she was coming out with
another contemporary, I was thrilled! I really enjoyed Little Do We
Know! Thanks to Disney for sending this to me for review, and this fact
does not change my rating or my review.
Little Do We know stars
two protagonists in alternating chapters. We have Hannah, who is a
devout Christian, who has never had her faith shaken... until now, and
Emory, who lives next door. These two girls have been best friends their
entire lives but one night changes everything.
I really enjoyed
getting to know both Emory and particularly Hannah, who to me was the
more intriguing of the two. I liked reading about someone who is
questioning, and seeking, because I feel like blind faith is almost
easier than seeking out the truth, pondering, and then making that
decision to be faithful even so. Luke, Emory's boyfriend, was another
great character and whose arc changes the fates of the two girls. I
liked how the story came together, and how Hannah's church and father
were shown to be human and three dimensional but still likeable.
not sure how I feel about the big reveal at the end because I see why
it was needed at the end, but it almost felt anticlimactic after
everything that happens.
Overall, another lovely contemporary written by Tamara Ireland Stone. I will continue to pick up every book she writes!
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