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Little Do We Know

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,587 ratings  ·  525 reviews
Lifelong best friends and next-door neighbors Hannah and Emory have never gone a single day without talking. But now its senior year and they haven’t spoken in three months. Not since the fight, where they each said things they couldn’t take back. They’re aching to break the silence, but those thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows feel more like thirty-six miles.

Hardcover, 416 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by Disney Hyperion
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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
Chelsea Humphrey

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.


-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
Miranda Reads
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The Written Review
"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.”
Everyone knows that Hannah and Emory are best friends for...literally ever. But no one knows what made them stop halfway through senior year.

Luke, Em
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

The world needs more friendships like this. Heck, I need more friendships like this. I personally have never had a best friend. Sure, I have had many friends. But in the end, we always lose touch and fade out of each other's life. Maybe that's why I read so much. Books won't leave me. Wooww, that sounded a lot less lonely in my head. 😂

As I have said in many reviews, I have ADHD so my books need to be fast paced and exiting or else I lose interest and motivation to read. Fortunately, this book ha
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
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary
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!
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
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
♛ may
this book has a lot of heart but i dont really know if it came together all that well, for me

- 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 ver
I liked it but that’s about it.

I quickly devoured this book on my car ride to Boston the other day. Little Do We Know is definitely a second chance at friendship. Wouldn’t necessarily call it love but it does bring two friends back together. It was cute and all but the little twists in this were weird to me.

In it, you will meet Hannah and Emory. They have lived next to each other their whole lives but one little fight pulled them apart. It wasn’t easy for these two to drift away from one anoth
Erin Beall
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
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
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
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is full of emotion, and the emotions are raw and powerful. I couldnt put this book down.
Vicky Again
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."
Lisa (lifeinlit)
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.
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it

This book blew me at some point. Let’s not look at ratings, we’re talking about a love-hate relationship with this book. Honestly, I was about to give it a one star if the ending didn’t end that way. Shortly, this book’s good, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

LINK HERE is about friendship. I always knew from the start that it would take all it takes just to make me like a contemporary book. Emory and Hannah were best friends ever since they could walk… until they weren’t an
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
There should seriously be a TW for the plot twist/reveal. It's not something I can personally relate to, thank heavens, but I think it could potentially be a trigger for someone who has experienced it. But it is an important thing to be educated about.
The TW is a little spoiler so continue at your own risk.

TW: Sexual Abuse (in this case, done by a trusted adult)
I've never experienced this, but my heart goes out to those who have. I can and will continue to try, but will probably never truly unde
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
This was the story of two best friends who's relationship fell apart and now they are trying to find their way in the world without each other.

First we have Emory. Her main goal in life is to get into the drama program at UCLA and to spend the remaining days of high school with the boy she loves. But she's also dealing with the D-bag that's about to marry her mother and the loss of her best friend, Hannah.

Hannah is the daughter of a pastor and lives her life by her faith. When she gets some hor
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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Jessica C Writes
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-contemporary
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
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 ...more
~ 2.5 stars ~

The cover is absolutely beautiful, but does the content of the novel match up?

Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone is a good coming-of-age young adult contemporary novel, conveying the struggles of being a high schooler, juggling between being a good friend, being a good person, having faith, questioning your faith, and so many other struggles that people go through. This novel first caught my eye with the absolutely fabulous cover, and after reading the synopsis, I really just
 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
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
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Katerina  Kondrenko
DNF at 25%

I wanted a story about female friendship that will overcome everything but got two not very relatable MCs and an ode to religion. Not my piece of cake.
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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TAMARA IRELAND STONE spent nearly two decades in the technology industry before she began writing middle grade and young adult fiction. She feels lucky to say she's had two careers she's loved.

Her New York Times bestseller, EVERY LAST WORD, won the Cybils Young Adult Fiction Award, the Georgia Peach Book Award, and was a YALSA Teens' Top Ten pick; LITTLE DO WE KNOW won the NCIBA Golden Poppy Award

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