3.5-4 enjoyable and heart warming stars! I have been thinking about this one, Rebecca’s debut novel is one that will make you smile throughout the book; not that there is lack of anxiety and heartache but the message conveyed from the book is so uplifting and heart warming that it makes you feel good after reading it.
This is a coming of age YA story about a teenage girl, who has navigated her way through her school, her relationship with her parents and her friends when an unexpected event happens. I feel like Rebecca’s writing is so effortless, it tells the story as it is and before you know it you are already half way through the book because you are just turning the page after page, because you cannot stop.
To be honest I want more of this story! I want to know more about Audrey’s life and all of her friends’ life. I have grown to love them all and I hope we will have more of them in the future!
Definately recommend it if you love YA,coming of age story or just in the mood for a heart warming read.
Title: You Don’t Know Me But I Know You; Author: Rebecca Barrow; Publisher: Harper Collins
Synopsis: 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?