Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone Review

Hello my little favorite munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing well. We are officially done with my first weekend on my road trip but I am having a lot of fun. I read this book a week ago but I haven’t had the chance to get my thoughts and feelings down all the way until now. I may go into spoilers but if I do it is for a reason. To begin with I gave this book 2 stars and find it problematic in certain areas.

Anyways, why don’t we get into the review.


Author: Tamara Ireland Stone

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 304

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Publishing Date: June 5th 2018

Description according to GoodReads, “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, and she finds herself turning to unexpected places—and people—for answers to the difficult questions she’s suddenly facing.

No matter how much Hannah and Emory desperately want to bridge the thirty-six steps between their bedroom windows, they can’t. Not anymore.

Until their paths cross unexpectedly when, one night, Hannah finds Luke doubled over in his car outside her house. In the aftermath of the accident, all three struggle to understand what happened in their own ways. But when a devastating secret about Hannah and Emory’s argument ultimately comes to light, they must all reexamine the things they hold true.

In alternating chapters, a skeptic and a believer piece together the story of their complex relationship and the boy caught somewhere in the middle. New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone deftly crafts a moving portrait of faith, love, and friendship.”


  • Trigger Waring:
    • Near Death Experience.
    • Teenager in a relationship with a guy older than her, working at her fathers school/church.
    • Christianity is talked a lot in this book.
    • Sexual Assault.
      • If any of these things bother or may harm you please do not read it.
  • I an going to be really short in this review for reasons you will understand.
  • Characters:
    • The characters had little to no real character to them.
    • If they did then they were extremely problematic
    • The romantic relationships were problematic in the most part.
      • We have a student and a music director who end up having a relationship while the music director is in a relationship with someone else.
      • Then we have a main character who has a step-parent who sexually assaulted her in the book which isn’t fully exposed until the end acting as the climx of the book.
          • That wasn’t stressed at all in the book which I felt like it should have.
      • Lastly we have a relationship that was working but they ended up stopping it all together and didn’t even try and keep it alive in the end.
  • Writing:
    • The plot was okay.
      • I have read better books but I have also read worse.
      • It really just angers you throughout the book because you don’t know why they treat each other the way they are until the end.
      • It wasn’t overly flowery but it also wasn’t straight to the point which I personally liked.
      • The pacing felt off throughout the book and when it was trying to be resolved it didn’t fully get better.
  • Talk of faith:
    • Throughout this book not only one character but two were trying to grasp better knowledge with what they believe in.
      • In the end both characters stopped question and just left it as unsolved which completely took apart from the whole book in my view.
    • I personally felt like this book was pushing on the faith that was mentioned in the book onto the readers which I extremely dislike but this once again was my personal experience with this book.
  • All-in-All I have read better book by this author and would highly recommend reading those books instead of this one.

2/5 stars



Description according to GoodReads, “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 Click’d, the first book in her new middle-grade series.

Before she began writing fiction full time, Tamara spent twenty years in the technology industry. She co-founded a woman-owned marketing strategy firm where she worked with small startups as well as some of the world’s largest software companies. When she’s not writing, she enjoys skiing, seeing live music, watching movies, and spending time with her husband and two children. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her at”

Places to find the author:






Books by this author:

Screen Shot 2018-06-17 at 9.16.03 PM.png


In accordance with FTC guidelines/regulations for bloggers and endorsements, please note that all the books reviewed on this blog were either purchased by me or provided to me by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review and nothing else. I gain nothing in return for the review other than the book itself.
My reviews reflect my honest opinion and remain uninfluenced despite the bookstore through which I bought this book.

4 thoughts on “Little Do We Know by Tamara Ireland Stone Review

  1. Pingback: June Wrap Up

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s