Friday Reads: Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing  a few quotes from Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone. I am just a few chapters into the book and I am already enjoying the dual points of view, and the characters of Hannah and Emory.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland StoneTitle: Little Do We Know
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
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Summary (from Goodreads):

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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THOUGHTS

I really loved Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, and this book seems to have the same style of writing. I am curious to know what secret has caused the rift between the two girls. This author tends to deal with some hard-hitting topics, so I am bracing myself for what’s to come!

BOOK BEGINNING

That patch of grass knew everything about us. That was where we learned to walk, where we ran through the sprinklers on hot summer days, and where we held tea parties for our stuffed animals.

FRIDAY 56

“Everyone knows you. They’d do anything for you.”

“Hardly,” I huffed. “They’d do anything for my dad.” “Same thing.”

I narrowed my eyes at him. “We’re not the same person.”

About Tamara Ireland Stone

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TAMARA IRELAND STONE writes young adult and middle grade novels. Her New York Times bestseller, Every Last Word, won the Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, the Buxtehuder Bulle German Youth Literature Award, and was a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten pick. She is also the author of Time Between Us, which has been published in over twenty countries; its sequel, Time After Time; and Click’d, the first book in her new middle-grade series.

Before she began writing fiction full time, Tamara spent twenty years in the technology industry. She co-founded a woman-owned marketing strategy firm where she worked with small startups as well as some of the world’s largest software companies. When she’s not writing, she enjoys skiing, seeing live music, watching movies, and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

19 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

  1. Jaime Lester says:

    Ooohhh, I love the mystery! And the rift between friends, that is hopefully bridged. I am definitely looking forward to this one!

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