Booklist | Little Do We Know

Booklist | Little Do We Know

I’m thrilled to share this wonderful review for LITTLE DO WE KNOWThank you so much, Booklist!

“Straight-shooting Hannah, with her strong Christian faith, is outwardly very different from Emory, a gifted actress who sneaks her boyfriend, Luke, into her bedroom at night. But the girls have lived next door to each other their entire lives and were always there for each other—until the fight that changed everything. Now they are estranged with no reconciliation in sight. This leaves Hannah with no one to confide in when her faith begins to waver and when a handsome music director crosses the line. Then Hannah finds Luke slumped unconscious over the wheel of his car. With the help of her pastor father, they save Luke’s life, which leads Luke to an interest in Christianity. There are a number of interesting story lines that respectfully twist around the issue of religious faith as Hannah simultaneously questions her role in her church while encouraging Luke in his own quest. Hannah and Emory are believable characters, individually strong and yet mourning the loss of an integral relationship. Recommend to readers looking for a nuanced treatment of religion.” Booklist

❤ Tamara

EARLY REVIEWS FOR LITTLE DO WE KNOW:

“Touching on weighty issues, including sexual harassment, religious crises, friendship, and taboo love, Stone writes a thought-provoking novel that challenges conventional ideas. With well-developed detail, the characters have realistic vulnerabilities and experience profound transformations that lead them to look at the world differently.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A life-altering incident sets two ex–best friends on a collision course… These characters are clearheaded and sympathetic, and the narrative avoids typecasting them or straying into melodrama. Emory and Luke share a notably sex-positive relationship, and Hannah experiences a forbidden attraction that neither ends in scandal nor distracts from the central plot. A life-affirming story of friendship, love, and faith.”
Kirkus

“A compulsively readable romance which follows three characters grappling with their world views in a time of crisis.”
Justine Magazine 

“Stone picks carefully through all the emotional threads of faith, denial, and betrayal that weave and fray throughout this complicated situation. Hannah’s questioning of her faith and Luke’s tentative discovery of his are handled with authentic sensitivity, while Emory acts as a foil, and something more, for both of them. In the end, all three teens are exemplary in their willingness to help and stand by each other through the hard work of recovery after trauma no matter what the cost.”
– The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 

“There are a number of interesting story lines that respectfully twist around the issue of religious faith [and] believable characters, individually strong and yet mourning the loss of an integral relationship.”
Booklist

“A sharp, affirming look at the boundaries of faith, the resilience of families, and all of the imperfect ways that we love one another. A beautiful testament to friendship and the intricate patterns we weave throughout each other’s lives.”
Robin Benway, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Far From the Tree

“A beautiful, affecting novel. Stone writes compellingly about the power of friendship, of love.”
New York Times best-selling author Luanne Rice

“Beautiful, heartfelt, deep, and real. This book broke my heart and I loved every minute of it.”
Robyn Schneider, author of The Beginning of Everything

By |2018-05-23T15:47:09+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Reviews, Little Do We Know|Tags: , |0 Comments

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