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There’s a box in the back of Audrey’s closet that she rarely thinks about.
Inside is a letter, seventeen years old, from a mother she’s never met, handed to her by the woman she’s called Mom her whole life. Being adopted, though, is just one piece in the puzzle of Audrey’s life—the picture painstakingly put together by Audrey herself, full of all the people and pursuits that make her who she is.
But when Audrey realizes that she’s pregnant, she feels something—a tightly sealed box in the closet corners of her heart—crack open, spilling her dormant fears and unanswered questions all over the life she loves.
Almost two decades ago, a girl in Audrey’s situation made a choice, one that started Audrey’s entire story. Now Audrey is paralyzed by her own what-ifs and terrified by the distance she feels growing between her and her best friend Rose. Down every possible path is a different unfamiliar version of her life, and as she weighs the options in her mind, she starts to wonder—what does it even mean to be Audrey Spencer?
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May 02, 2017
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
“You’re going to think I’m insane, but – I think I might be, maybe, a little… pregnant?”
This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who found herself accidentally pregnant.
Audrey was an okay character,...
October 15, 2017
“Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.”
Rebecca Barrow, an English author, has penned a heart warming and extremely compell...
February 06, 2017
Perhaps it's lofty to say Rebecca Barrow's YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU is everything I love about contemporary YA, but it's 100 percent true.
I devoured this gorgeous gift of a novel. The writing is stunning, the characters' relationships are authentic and messy, and the dialogue is pitch pe...
June 26, 2017
How the hell do you just insert 20 crying emojis with 20 jazz-hands emojis?????
December 21, 2016
This charming, challenging contemporary YA goes for the sweet spot between Holly Bourne and Non Pratt and lands right on target.
High-schooler Audrey experiences not one but two unexpected upheavals: an unplanned pregnancy, and the arrival of a letter from her birth mother. Coupled with a falling-...
September 03, 2017
Audrey is in high school--leading a busy life filled with her art and photography, her boyfriend, her friends, and planning for her future. Audrey is also especially close to her mother, Laura, a formerly famous actress who adopted Audrey as a baby. Overall, Audrey thinks her life is pretty good....
February 28, 2017
(view spoiler)[I found the main character to be selfish and annoying. She tried to (view spoiler)[make it seem that her birth mother giving her up for adoption was the same as her having an abortion - sorry I don't see it that way. To me, the one is selfless and the other is selfish. I have to point out, it's not that she had... (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]
August 22, 2017
“The whole world is full of people trying to get through, making the best of what they have, pretending like they can pull it off. And there’s no shame in that.”
You Don’t Know Me but I Know You is a beautiful story of family, growth, and acceptance. It’s about making choices you aren’t ready...
February 27, 2017
I was lucky enough to read this book early, and I really fell in love with it. YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I KNOW YOU tackles difficult subject matter with both nuance and integrity, and Rebecca Barrow has created a cast of characters who feel like genuine people. (As an author, I know firsthand how di...
May 28, 2017
You Don't Know Me But I Know You is another book that has left me with very mixed feelings. It has a writing style that is easy to read, but without characters who really grabbed me, I struggled with reading this book. In the end, I would pick it up only to put it down and distract myself with an...