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To Know Me

(To Know Me #1)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  20 reviews
To know me is to die...

Seventeen-year-old Mae is convinced that the consequences of her poor decisions have caused the untimely deaths of her dad, sister Laura, and grandma who all die within a year, no matter how ludicrous her thoughts seem to those she loves. The solution? Run away so no one else she cares for gets hurt (even if she has to keep a GPS tracker on her phone
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published August 21st 2013 by Marcy A. Blesy, LLC
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Lily ☁️
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Actual rating: 2.5 stars.

If you know me (pun intended), you probably know that I always appreciate originality when it comes to the plot of a book, which was the exact reason To Know Me caught my interest. This book didn't turn out to be what I had expected, though, having judged it by its cover and sypnosis—it's actually nowhere near as dark and gloomy as either of them would suggest—and I surely didn't expect to
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This was an okay story about a girl who thought to was better to run away, than to stay home and kill her family. Unfortunately it seemed that Macy blamed herself for the death of her father, sister and grandmother when really it wasn’t her fault at all.

I thought that Macy was quite strong to not just run away but to continue to go to school and think about going to college. She could have ended up on the streets, but instead she continued on with her life whilst
Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
a free copy of this book was received in exchange for an honest review.

To Know Me
was not exactly what I was expecting; however, while it was different then what my preconceived notions about it were, I really enjoyed it.

My first expcectaion of To Know Me was that it was going to be a super depressing tearjerker; and you know, it was sad, but it wasn't really depressing. I didn't cry due to this book, either. The author kept it a bit lighter than I thought it would be, but it worked. Now, it's
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, 2013
This story and these characters offer the reader so many lessons on dealing with growing up, maturing, and loss. Many of the situations that Mae finds herself dealing with could easily apply to a teenager-maybe not all at once, but there are a lot of teens who blame themselves for tragedies that were truly accidents, for divorces that they never could have prevented, or make mistakes like those that Mae made with Kyle. I thought this book offered a provocative look at the teenage mind and how ...more
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book; it was sweet and very insightful. It deals with issues such as learning to accept and grow from your own mistakes, and dealing with grief and tragedy, all in a very original and fun way. And although it is a simple plot, and a little fast paced, I think it works, and provides an enjoyable read.

I thought Mae was very cool and smart. She certainly had her act together, except for the fact, of course, that she thought anyone who got any close to her would die. But other
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book even though there were a lot of instances where I felt the story was disjointed and issues were brushed over too quickly.

This is one of the very few books that I felt the story would have benefited from more pages. There were some things brushed over that I think would have went over better if it was allowed to go on a tad longer.

Despite that, I really felt kind of connected to Mae, and Ty. I don't know what it is but I have a thing for damaged characters. Maybe it's
Roxanna Cross
Sep 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: to-be-reviewed
I received this book as a gift from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a quick easy read that definitely left me wondering about the mental state of Mae (Macy) Tatum as the seventeen year old girl runs from every emotional connection she encounters because she’s afraid that to know her means to die.

Ty the all American boy next door seems to have the perfect life on the outside. It’s only when she stops running that she understands that they are more alike than she could
Amy Horsch
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Marcy Blesy has written another great young adult book. I absolutely loved "To Know Me". Marcy takes the reader into the life Mae Tatum and allows the reader to "feel" the emotions that Mae is experiencing when it comes to the tragedies she has experienced in her life, young love, and renewed relationships. Throughout the book, I kept rooting for Mae as she attempted to overcomes her fears. I felt this book had a good balance between the emotions of young love and a teenager just trying to ...more
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-read
The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the story of Mae (Macy) who has had an extremely traumatic past year. Almost all the people she cared for have died and unbelievably she thinks that she may be responsible. In order to save the remaining people she loves, she has run away. Mae will go to extreme lengths to protect her identity. Mae meets Ty in her senior year of school but she is reluctant to entertain any friendship with anyone. I enjoyed the book,
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I took a chance on this ebook and loved it. Mae has had a lot of terrible things happen in her life, and she makes choices that many might not agree with, but all done to avoid hurting others, in her mind, at least. She meets Ty, another character with a flawed past. I really like how their relationship develops. Though this is a series, according to the author, I felt like the book wrapped up all loose ends and wasn't a "serial" which cut you off at a crucial point. From the reviews and my own ...more
Mary B
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a fast read. It reminded me of what its like to be young again and the hope of life at that time. But for Mae it's different; she doesn't have that hope. And while that made me sad I understood it. I think there are lessons to be learned by reading this book. I recommend it!!
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ty and Mae both had terrible pasts and unfortunate circumstances that they both have had to overcome. I love how their lives entwined and they make each other so much better. This is definitely worth the read.
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Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Marcy Blesy's books always have an excellent storyline that appeals to middle and high school readers. I really enjoyed this story and would recommend it.
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Seventeen-year-old Mae has been running away for a while now. She's changed her name, changed schools, left behind her mother and friends. All because she thinks she's cursed. Because she thinks her father, sister and grandmother died because of her. She ran away to protect her heartbroken mother, and her friends. But when she arrives in Woodson to finish the last two months of school, she realises that running away from everything isn't
Amanda Munes
Oct 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Where to start with this review? I REALLY wanted to like this book and it isn't that i didn't. I just really wanted more. The whole book covers a couple weeks. Yes we get the back story with why she has these issues but it seemed a little repetitive to me. I felt like the book was finally taking off when it ended. I tried to scroll on my iPad hoping for more pages to magically appear. So, for an ARC hopefully it isn't yet finished or hopefully there
This wasn't exactly what I expected.
I did like that it wasn't instalove. Mae keeps pushing Ty away until he finally breaks though. Watching their relationship develop was cute. What I didn't like it the writing. A lot of it seemed forced and I wasn't able to be drawn into the characters drama.
Jul 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Poorly written and edited. Boring characters and a disjointed plot.
Jun 11, 2014 rated it liked it
It was okay.. I don't think I cared for Mae/Macy much. I liked Ty.
Carey Fletcher
May 25, 2014 rated it liked it
This book told a good story, but it felt rushed.
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Marcy Blesy is the author of several middle grade, young adult, and new adult novels and short stories. Her picture book, Am I Like My Daddy?, helps children who experienced the loss of a parent when they were much younger. She has also been published in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books as well as various newspapers and magazines. By day she runs an elementary school library and enjoys spending ...more

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