Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone

Little Do We Know

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 faith is shaken when her family’s financial problems come to light, ...

Details Little Do We Know

TitleLittle Do We Know
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherDisney Hyperion
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Little Do We Know

  • 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...
  • 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 pe...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    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! 4 1/2 What a beautiful book! I absolutely adored this book! It wa...
  • Kassidy
    Loved this story!!!
  • 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 5/28Oh 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...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    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 POVS2. 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 teachabl...
  • Lisa
    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...
  • 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
  • Liza Wiemer
    A powerful, emotional, memorable story!FRTC!
  •  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, an...
  • 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 atte...
    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.
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    I absolutely love Tamara's books, so when I heard she was coming out with another contemporary, I was thrilled! I really enjoyed Little Do We Know, thanks to Disney for sending this to me for review, and this fact does not change my rating or my review.Little Do We know stars two protagonists in alternating chapters. We have Hannah, who is a devout Christian, who has never had her faith shaken... until now, and Emory, who lives next door. These t...
  • Lisa Mandina
    My first book by this author is not a disappointment. I really enjoyed it, had trouble putting it down as I was reading. There was a lot of great character interaction in this story. I had a tiny inkling what might have happened to cause the rift between Hannah and Emory, although really, it was pretty much downplayed because of how the talk with Hannah and her dad sounded. I couldn't quite imagine what Hannah would have whispered in Luke's ear t...
  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    3.5 stars - Very well written and entertaining - a bit darker than I like my "summer reads," but I love that Stone continues to write about serious issues and does it very well. I also like how this book portrays spirituality, friendship, and love, but I really could have done without Hannah's relationship with an older man. Nonetheless, it was a compelling read, especially for fans of YA realistic fiction.
  • Mandy
    Maybe even 4.5/5? Definitely my fave out of her YA books, though.Read my full review on Forever Young Adult.
  • USOM
    (Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)First off, can we just say how cool the cover is? It's absolutely perfect for this book. Okay now that I've gotten that out of the way. What really won me over for this book were the characters. Both Hannah and Emory have little pieces of my heart within them. Seeing their perspectives intertwine and branch apart was like watching ...
  • Rebecca
    Childhood best friends/neighbors (Emory and Hannah) haven't spoken since a big fight months ago. Will they reconcile before their senior year of high school is over? Or, has their friendship been irreparably damaged?Since the big fight with her best friend, Hannah, Emory has instead been focusing her attention on playing the lead role in the production of Our Town at her public high school, as well as her boyfriend, Luke. Will their relationship ...
  • Katie
    What I Liked: I was wary about this one. Books that feature religion and devout Christians always give me pause, but I’ve always liked this author. Her last YA novel was a huge hit for me, and before that she wrote two of the only time-travel novels that I can sort of follow (I said sort of, Laura, don’t get excited. I still get stressed out if I think about time travel for more than ten seconds because it’s MADNESS I tell you, and how do y...
  • Heather Hughes
    4.5 starsI'd like to thank Disney-Hyperion for providing me with an advanced galley in exchange for an honest review.Hannah and Emory used to be best friends until, according to Emory, Hannah did something completely unforgivable. A few months later, they are worlds apart even though they live thirty-six steps away. Emory is with Luke until they both, unfortunately, part ways for college. Hannah is stuck at her covenant school, questioning her re...
  • Resch Reads
    *Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*Oh, be still my heart! This book was positively lovely, moving, emotional and classic Tamara Ireland Stone. I was a little hesitant after reading the synopsis because religion is a gray area that can go south quickly but Tamara artfully weaves it into the story line. I always find myself struggling for words when I review Tamara's books because they move me on such an internal level.Hannah and ...
  • Lindsay
    Liked this one despite it being slow moving and predictable. I didn't like Emory since she was self-centered, haughty, and dependent. Hannah was amazing and so was Luke. I liked how the author incorporated a near death experience and moving on with life afterwards into this.I received an ARC through NetGalley.
  • Lauren
    I have mixed feelings about this one. Still trying to figure out where I stand.
  • Sarah (YA Love)
    So bittersweet. So, so good!
  • Emily
    I cried a lot!! I so appreciate YA that tackles faith and religion thoughtfully.