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Sasha, Jodie, Nell and Rose never expected to be famous. They didn’t want to be. In fact, they wanted to keep their band a secret because it’s what they do when they’re being stupid together – dressing up and singing cheesy songs.

But someone has stolen a video they made. It’s online, and it’s been entered into a talent competition. And what’s more … it’s got 24 votes. In o
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 6th 2013 by Chicken House (first published May 2nd 2013)
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Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Review can be found on Heart Full Of Books here!

My guilty pleasure reads usually have celebrities or the rise to fame in them. I picked up You Don't Know Me thinking it was going to be a cookie cutter version of this trope; the classic 'girl turns into something she's not because of record label pressure' kind of thing. While it did fulfil the stereotype to a certain degree, I was really surprised by how it defied my expectations. It covered body shaming, cyberbullying and being misunderstood wa
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Lucy Powrie
I loved The Look. I've been wanting to read this since I heard that the author, Sophia Bennett, had written an new one so I was super excited when I got home one day to find it sat in my living room. There may have been squealing involved.

I've come to expect amazing covers from Chicken House and I definitely wasn't disappointed with this book. Covers aren't something I usually discuss in my reviews but I can't not mention it in this one because, yes, it has gorgeous blue edging. I was actually a
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Izzy
Dec 08, 2014 Izzy rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This book is a different kind of book. I usually read paranormal or fantasy.

It's interesting to see how much the girls really care about friendship in the end.

The book is told from Sasha's point of view. Along with Jodie, Nell and Rose, Sasha is part a girlband.

They get famous because a guy hacked into Sasha's phone and uploaded a video of them singing in there room.

After the guy uploaded the video on social media they got really popular and got loads of votes to be i
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Tati
Apr 23, 2014 Tati rated it really liked it
This was a very nice read!

I liked the characters, I liked their reactions to the issue at hand. I just felt that the thing with Gentleman Dan was too unresolved. (view spoiler),

As for what happened, I found it believable. Editing and manipulating in TV is a real thing, and, sadly real life relationships suffer for the sake of a fiction. Thankfully, (view spoiler)
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Michelle (Much Loved Books)
Apr 15, 2013 Michelle (Much Loved Books) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-by-author
I have never read a book by Sophia Bennett before, and although I do own The Look, it is still waiting to be read. After my recent discovery and love of reading a band themed book, and loving the synopsis of You Don't Know Me, I had to request it, and I am so glad I did. You Don't Know Me is another book that managed to grab my attention immediately and I found it extremely difficult to put it down, so much so that I read while cooking, and the food turned out a bit more well done than usual.

You
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Frezanda
Jul 13, 2013 Frezanda rated it it was amazing
Ok, Sophia Bennett did it again. She created another book that I loved with characters that I respected and liked and somehow managed to also make the story original.

Our television nowadays is saturated with reality TV shows from idol contests to even pawnshop show (which I really didn't get why it's ever made into a TV show). From my opening statement, you can deduct that I didn't like reality TV show. I always found them fake. And I know whatever it was shown, it has been edited to match some
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Rhian
May 06, 2013 Rhian rated it really liked it
I received this book about four or five days ago,I won it in a GoodReads competition. I was asked to read it and give the author my feedback, and what i felt the book was like. I have one word to describe this. Amazing. When i heard that Bennett was a first time author, my expectations weren't very high. But then i read the book and was blown away. This book is tremendous, this is one of the few books that i have read that aren't mostly predictable, but Bennett also gave you time to figure what ...more
Mercy Cortez
Apr 12, 2013 Mercy Cortez rated it really liked it
I loved this! I read all 340 pages in a day!


Two wrongs don't make a right.

So different from what I expected, I don't read books like this much; it reminded me of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging; it had same best friend humour.

Seminal Leotards

This story is very contemporary looking at how social media manipulates us into a certain opinion.

With the likes of X Factor and The Voice and even the story of a particular YouTube sensation; it is now even easier to get your 'fifteen minutes'.

For the
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Ramona
May 24, 2013 Ramona rated it really liked it
This is a good book for young teenagers. I really liked it and it has real problems that we all face. Want to advance in life, but at what cost for our main character, Sash ? She lets her friend down, in a really hurtful way, but the story has a twist....worth reading.
Ivana
Jun 29, 2015 Ivana rated it it was amazing
Perfect perfect perfect!!
Gayatri Kasibhatta
Jan 10, 2016 Gayatri Kasibhatta rated it it was amazing
I decided to read this book after I read the novel, The castle. The thing I like about the writing is that it is completely natural. It is relatable and you just can't stop loving it as you keep reading it further.
The Castle by Sophia Bennett

I am here to discuss book and not just review it.

Review
# WRITING

It is written in first person. There are these four girls
Sasha
Jodie
Nell and
Rose

It is written in Sasha's point of view.

# CHARACTERISATION

Each character was intriguing and they made the story way more special. I could
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Michelle (Fluttering Butterflies)
Loved it. I've been sitting here crying reading those last few pages...

This review was originally posted at Fluttering Butterflies

I loved You Don't Know Me by Sophia Bennett so wholly and entirely. And that love starts with the very pretty softly-lit cover and the blue edging on the pages. It's just a very pretty book visually. And that beauty extends to the story within. I love how much this book is about friendship and music and how both of these things help two girls going through a very diff
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Cornelia Franke
Apr 25, 2015 Cornelia Franke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: exhilarating
Cover: Bunt und auffällig, doch zeigt es sehr schön die unterschiedlichen Typen der vier Freundinnen und nimmt auch noch Bezug auf den Song „Sonnenbrille“ im Buch. Gefällt mir sehr gut!

Umsetzung: Zunächst war ich weniger angetan, als ich das Rezensionsexemplar erhalten habe. Wieder ein Jugendbuch, das sich mit Castingsshows beschäftigt, den kurzen Moment des Ruhms, den Teenager sich wünschen. Nach den ersten dreißig Seiten warf ich meine Zweifel über Bord. Das Buch war angenehm zu lesen und mit
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Kirsty (overflowing library)
After enjoying The Look by Sophia Bennett last year I was desperately excited to get my hands on a copy of this book and when I finally did I wasn't disappointed. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.

You don't know me is a book about friendship and betrayal set within an XFactor esque style contest. I must admit the very fact it had this link did make me pause and wonder if it was the book for me but actually it was awesome. You start the book by meeting four ordinary friends. They sp
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Chrissi
Feb 05, 2014 Chrissi rated it really liked it
I’ve had You Don’t Know Me for a while now, but after reading The Look, I knew I had to bump it up the to be read list. It leapfrogged many other books. I loved You Don’t Know Me. It’s an emotional story that really makes you think.

I absolutely loved how The Look looked. It had a beautiful cover and lovely pink page edges. The same goes for You Don’t Know Me. You can see by the book image that it has a lovely cover. Very softly-lit. What you can’t see is that it has beautiful blue page edges. S
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Franzi
Feb 19, 2015 Franzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Geschchte nimmt eine wirklich überraschende Wendung, die man nicht erwartet hatte. Süß ist auch, dass man am Beginn jedes Kapitels den Akkustand ablesen kann und er mit jedem Kapitel immer mehr abnimmt. Alles in allem ein wirklich schönes Buch für zwischendurch, das sich nicht nur mit Freundschaft als Thema beschäftigt.
Abby Johnson
Dec 09, 2013 Abby Johnson rated it really liked it
This story of high-school best friends and bandmates kept twisting in ways I didn't expect. This is solid contemporary fiction with a good dose of music and fashion. Dear Everyone: publish more Sophia Bennett books in the US!
Zoe Summers
Nov 29, 2015 Zoe Summers rated it liked it
So sweet! It made me cry.
Stefanie Hasse hisandherbooks.de
Zitate:
„Es war Freundschaft auf den ersten Blick. Sie kannte Gedichte von meinem Lieblingsdichter Stevie Smith auswendig und führte wie ich ein Album mit Bildern aller entlegenen Orte, die sie eines Tages besuchen will.“
(S.31)

„Die Musik hebt mich hoch, hoch über die Menge. Es ist, als würde ich fliegen lernen und wollte nie wieder landen.“
(S.63)

Inhalt:
Sasha, Nell, Jodie und Rose sind beste Freundinnen. Und sie haben eine Band. Allerdings treten sie nicht öffentlich auf, sondern singen allein für
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Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
For more of my reviews visit http://losttobook.blogspot.com

I was extremely excited when I won this book as not only was it the first ever Goodreads giveaway for me to have won but also the cover really caught my eye in a soft, subtle way. When I received it in the post I was even more thrilled and couldn't wait to start reading You Don't Know Me. The blue edged pages also helped intrigue me.

You Don't Know Me is a realistic and relatable book that highlights the concept of making tough decision
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Rebecca
Apr 09, 2013 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
You can also read this review here: http://tendtoramble.blogspot.co.uk/20...

You Don't Know Me really made me feel the emotions of the characters - especially Sasha - and it takes you on quite an emotional journey. I felt so frustrated and angry and upset for Sasha in her worst moments, and in her best I felt so happy. I felt angry at Rose for not getting in touch, especially when Sasha just kept trying to apologise and get in touch, and then I found myself becoming worried about what was happeni
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Jasi
Sashas iPhone wurde geklaut und damit auch das peinliche Video auf dem sie mit ihren drei Freundinnen Nell, Rose und Jodie den selbstgechriebenen Song 'Sonnenbrille' singt. Kurz darauf erscheint das Video im Internet, jemand hat es bei der Castingsshow Killer Act eingereicht. Der Song schafft es bis ins Casting. Aus vier Freundinnen wurde die Band 'Manic Pixie Dream Girls'. Doch dann wendet sich das Blatt und einer der Juroren verlangt das sie Rose rausschmeißen weil es etwas kräftiger ist. Das ...more
Rebekah Rochester
Dec 14, 2013 Rebekah Rochester rated it really liked it
I read Threads and loved it, so when I read about this book on Sophia Bennett's website I had to have it - but if I were to come across this book out of the blue, I would definitely go for it because of the gorgeous cover! The blue edges really made it for me. Lovely.
When you do open this book it grabs you straight away because it's VERY fast-paced. No hanging around here! In a way I kind of liked it but I felt like maybe it was a bit TOO sudden. Anyway, the rest of the story hurtles along in th
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Manja
Nov 04, 2014 Manja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kurzbeschreibung:
OMG! Sasha und Rose, weltbeste Freundinnen, kommen ins Fernsehen! Mit ihrem Song stehen sie kurz davor ins Finale von Killer Act katapultiert zu werden. Schon jetzt ist ihre vierköpfige Girlband DAS Gesprächsthema auf Twitter. Eine einmalige Chance, denn Millionen von Zuschauern verfolgen die Show. Doch die Mädchen können nur zu dritt gewinnen – eine muss raus. Also trifft Sasha eine Entscheidung. Und löst damit eine Hetzjagd im Netz aus, die vollkommen außer Kontrolle gerät. W
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Mella
Oct 20, 2014 Mella rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inhaltsangabe (Quelle Carlsen Verlag):
OMG! Sasha und Rose, weltbeste Freundinnen, kommen ins Fernsehen! Mit ihrem Song stehen sie kurz davor ins Finale von Killer Act katapultiert zu werden. Schon jetzt ist ihre vierköpfige Girlband DAS Gesprächsthema auf Twitter. Eine einmalige Chance, denn Millionen von Zuschauern verfolgen die Show. Doch die Mädchen können nur zu dritt gewinnen – eine muss raus. Also trifft Sasha eine Entscheidung. Und löst damit eine Hetzjagd im Netz aus, die vollkommen auße
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Meg Cubitt
Jun 04, 2013 Meg Cubitt rated it really liked it
Everyone wants 15 minutes of fame. Meet Sasha, Jodie, Rose and Nell, best friends, they get theirs. They record silly, cheesy music videos in their spare time... but someone steals the phone the films are recorded on, and suddenly they find themselves entered into the biggest music competition in the country. They get to sing together in front of millions, it seems like a dream come true…. but then, the producers say one of them must go.
Surely no girl would drop her best friend for a competiton.
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Carly
May 12, 2013 Carly rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I've been reading and loving Sophia Bennett's books since day one and every time she brings out a new release I'm never sure whether she can top her previous effort. Somehow, though, she manages to do it every single time and You Don't Know Me is no exception.



Everything about the setting of You Don't Know Me feels contemporary and immediate and I know teens will just eat this one up. The references to Facebook and Twitter keep things in the here and now but there's so much else on offer it doesn
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Sasha, Rose, Nell und Jodie sind beste Freundinnen. Gemeinsam sind sie für Albernheiten, die ersten Themen des Lebens oder einfach nur dem faul sein zu haben. Eine reine Mädchenclique eben. Sie haben einfach Spaß am Leben und an dem, was sie tun.

Dazu gehört auch das Singen. Bei einem ihrer Mädelsabende, entsteht auch ein Video, welches eigentlich gar nicht an die Öffentlichkeit geraten sollte.

Als jedoch Sashas Smartphone verschwindet und das Video im Internet auftaucht, stehen die vier Mädchen p
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Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
Sep 28, 2014 Faye {Daydreaming_Star} rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on my blog on 20th November 2014. You can find it here.

I have never before read a Sophia Bennett book but after many people raved about her and told me that I had to read one of her books, I finally got around to doing so. The reason I chose You Don’t Know Me is simply because it sounded like it was going to be an interesting read that I thought I would enjoy. Thus I am pleased to let you all know that I really enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more book
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Sahina Bibi
May 22, 2013 Sahina Bibi rated it really liked it
Thank you once again to the awesome Chicken House for this book.
Can I just say the cover to this is divine? I’m a total sucker for the blue edged pages, and the soft lighting on the cover, it all seems so soft. Soft is the only word I can think of.

On with the book review I go! So yes, I previously read and loved one of Sophia Bennett’s book, called “The Look”. And I can definitely draw comparisons between that and You Don’t Know Me – because aside from Bennett’s strong writing style and characte
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My name’s Sophia, and I write about girls discovering their inner power. Sometimes they’re fashion designers, sometimes they’re would-be pop stars and sometimes they’re spies. They’re always a lot braver than they know, and I love it when they finally figure that out.

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