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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 fai
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Disney Hyperion
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jessica
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
its books like this that make me fall in love with YA contemporary all over again.

i think tamara stone has a really precise way of capturing the struggles that not only teens go through, but people in general. struggles with how to be a good friend, struggles with questioning what you believe, struggles with losing someone close to you, struggles with following your heart vs. following your head. i loved how so much was discussed in this book, but it didnt feel overwhelming. i think it helped t
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Chelsea Humphrey
2.5 STARS

I think I'm going to keep this one brief as I don't feel completely unbiased in my review here. I'm going to list below the pros and cons I found in this novel and let you decide for yourself if it seems like the book for you.

Pros:

-I absolutely love the portrayal of growth and self thought portrayed here. One of the plots involves a teenage girl who is raised in a christian home with a pastor for a father, and along the way she wrestles with her faith and comes to terms with whether it
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Stacee
I’m 1000000% on board for whatever Tamara writes, so I don’t even read the synopsis of her books.

Love love loved Emory and Hannah and Luke. They’re all going through something and it was captivating to see how their lives intersected because of it. I’m intentionally being vague because I don’t want to ruin anything.

Plot wise, it gripped me from the first page. I couldn’t wait to get to the reveals and loved how deliciously slow and perfectly timed they were. I was completely invested in everyone
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Heather
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2

What a beautiful book! I absolutely adored this book! It was definitely a surprise read for me as I wasn’t even expecting to read it this month but so glad I did!
🏡 ☀
This is a book all about friendship. I adore the way this was written & the overall book. It’s a quiet type of book that explores two characters and it’s just so beautiful!
Would highly recommend this!
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Kassidy
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!!! <3
Jaime Arkin
This story is beautiful and touching and heartbreaking - such an amazing read. Hannah, Luke and Emory and incredible characters and this story will touch you in so many ways. Definitely get this pre-ordered now!

Full review 5/28

Oh man… I loved every single thing about this book. Once again Tamara Ireland Stone has completely blown me away with her ability to tell an incredibly beautiful and heartbreaking story filled with amazing characters and a unique plot.

Hannah and Emory are ex-best friends
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars!


Top Five Reason Little Do We Know one to add to your TBR pile.

1. Memorable characters with narrative told in alternating POVS
2. You like an array of emotions that will sucker punch you right where it counts each and every time.
3. A story that will stick with you and have you thinking about it even when you aren't reading it.
4. You like YA books that don't necessarily read like they are YA.
5. Messages that are both relatable and teachable not to mention heartwarming and thought provokin
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may ❀
this book has a lot of heart but i dont really know if it came together all that well, for me

Pros
- the aspects of growth and finding oneself was strong and held much thought
- the characters are unique in their life and circumstances but i didnt find their voices to standout from each other
- i loved the exploration of luke and his storyline, how people heal in different ways and how he was able to find and connect with something that resonated in him and helped him recover
- the ending was very
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Erin *Help I’m Reading and I Can’t Get Up*
I hate contemporary. I hate contemporary. I hate contemporary. Not rating because it’s not the book, I just HATE. CONTEMPORARY.

I’m a girl in high school with a sex boyfriend!
I’m a girl in high school with money problems!
We’re mad at each other!
We’re not going to tell you why for a while!
And ultimately, nothing will really happen!
Maybe we’ll realize the meaning of friendship or something, but you could reread Harry Potter for that!

Okay, sarcasm over. Sorry everybody. I’m sure it’s a great book f
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Olivia (The Candid Cover)
Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone is a novel that will definitely leave you thinking long after reading it. The concept of faith is explored in an interesting way that will have readers question their own beliefs. Friendship and what it takes to maintain a relationship with your friends is a theme that also runs deep through the book.

Full review on The Candid Cover
Vicky Who Reads
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

This one was...not for me.

I wanted wayyy more friendship, but I felt like friendship ended up being the least featured of the "main themes."
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
Hannah and Emory are best friends and next door neighbors. For years they have been inseparable until one day they have a major falling out, but readers don't know the details. Emory has a dreamy boyfriend, Luke, and she is involved in her school's theater program, while Hannah is the polar opposite. She goes to a Christian high school and her father is the pastor. She has been brought up to be very religious, but she is starting to question things now, especially after her blow up with Emory. L ...more
Lisa
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this story. The cast of characters was an absolute blast, and I loved how their lives intersected the way they did. This story definitely had its sad and heartbreaking moments, but was also hopeful and quite inspirational. I’m staying as vague as I can with my thoughts because I feel it’s best to go into this story with a blank slate. I promise you’ll be happy you did. I’m officially a hardcore Tamara Ireland Stone fan and will read absolutely anything she writes.
Liza Wiemer
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
A powerful, emotional, memorable story!

FRTC!
Kayla
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I don't usually like books focused mainly on a friendshup because I like books that are action packed and fast paced.
Some parts of this book were really good and flowed really well others I didn't really care for.
Jen Ryland
Really enjoyed this overall RTC

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Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
Jessica Ciarcz
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read almost 300 pages of this book without taking a break. It was just that good. If I could tell everyone in the world to read one book, I could honestly say it would be this one. I loved it THAT MUCH.

It was such a beautiful story about friendship, and love, and dealing w/ your thoughts as you figure out who you are and what you believe.

I had chills while reading this and I cried a few times. This book is so dear to my heart. Stone’s writing has always been so incredible to me, and I can’t
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 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)
When I read this book I was neck-deep in new house projects. I hadn't physically read a book in what felt like forever (*tears*), often opting for audiobooks that I could listen to while painting an endless amount of ceilings and walls. With LITTLE DO WE KNOW, I was immediately pulled into the mystery of what could've caused a lifelong friendship to splinter in half. Stone thoughtfully explores the dynamic of teenage friendship, coming-of-age, and first love in an authentic way.

Hannah and Emory
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Andrea
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Focusing on the bonds of friendship, faith & family, this was lovely.
mylibraryofdreams
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Inhalt
Emory und Hannah sind Nachbarn und schon ihr ganzes Leben Best-Buddys. Doch dann sagt Hannah etwas und Emory sagt etwas und plötzlich sind sie keine Freundinnen mehr! Bis zu dem Augenblick der alles verändert. Nicht nur für die Beiden, sondern auch für all ihre Liebsten!

Persönliche Meinung
Ihr könnt es wohl schon lange nicht mehr hören, aber auch dieses Buch war ein Coverkauf! Mich spricht das irgendwie total an.

Leider weiss ich immer noch nicht so genau, was ich vom Inhalt halten soll. Es
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Sara
Tamara Ireland Stone is back in top form with this absolutely lovely look at the deep friendship between two young women who couldn't be more different finding their way back to each other after a world shifting fight nearly destroys them.

Hannah and Emory have been best friends practically since babyhood. Though Emory is a social butterfly actress with a single mom and a long term boyfriend and Hannah is the devout daughter of a preacher and attends a religious high school run by her father they
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ALEXA
May 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
LITTLE DO WE KNOW is another solid YA contemporary from Tamara Ireland Stone. It did take me longer than I would have liked to warm up to the two POV characters. But the more I read, the more I got sucked into the story, and the more it made me think about the themes and the relationships within the tale.
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Mandy W.
Cover Story: Stunned Speechless
BFF Charm: Heck Yes x 2
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: She Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: Friendship, Faith, Performing Arts
Relationship Status: Love at First Sight

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Eliza and her books
I have a question for you all do you'll remember the movie "Saved" it has Mandy Moore in it, it's one of my favorite movies of all time that was this book remained me of this was so good I'm so glad I read this I loved it I loved every second i spent reading this book you need to read it now
Christy
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excuse me, Tamara, but I would like my heart back. And in one piece instead of the little parts you burst it into with this gorgeous book.

Alright, now that you know you’re going to need to invest in some Kleenex stock to get you through this read, let’s talk about all the reasons why you should be reading it.

1. We all know I am big on character driven stories and LDWN is full of characters you want to love from the minute you meet them. They’re genuine. Multi-faceted. Full of human experiences a
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Tiffany
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Marie
Spring 2017? As in a whole year from now? *whimpers*
Gabri
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own, good
3.75/5

I like the book generally speaking. I like the way it’s been written (reading from two different pov’s in alternate chapters, the writing style) and I like the concept (best friends don’t talk to each other anymore, another person sets off a series of events that forces them to reconsider their relationship). Although some things are typically drama YA [P1: “Promise me you won’t get mad” P2: “I won't” *gets mad anyway*] the storyline is original and that alone should be a reason to read th
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Lily
Aug 26, 2018 added it
Shelves: dnf
I really don't like doing this, but I just can't push myself to finish this book.

I read over a hundred pages and I feel like nothing has happened and nothing will ever really happen. Nothing that will be of any interest to me, at least.

I like the characters enough, but the tensions in this book seemed a bit atrifical.
I loved Emory's relationship to her boyfriend, it was very well established and they were adorable together. I really don't get why she has to break up with him right before colle
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Kayla
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book seems rare to me. I’ve never read a ya contemporary book that deals with religion and questioning ones beliefs. There were many parts in this book I liked, and there were some tears. But there were also things I felt were unnecessary. I liked Hannah’s growth as a character, but I felt like Emory didn’t grow as much. I felt Hannah’s relationship with Aaron was uncomfortable and unnecessary. All the side characters apart from Luke felt a little one-dimensional. I appreciated the talk abo ...more
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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 ...more
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"Sure." My arm was still over my eyes. "It's about life on a farm and falling in love and watching the people you love die. So, you know, that's awesome."
He ignored the sarcasm. "It's about being alive. About noticing all the little things, because no one ever knows if it's the last time they'll see them.”
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