Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik
Ivy’s voice is quieter; I have to strain to hear her response.
Things I Should Have Known is a book that will probably lodge itself under your skin like it did to me. A conventional read? Yes. Original? No. But it is realistic, meaningful, really witty and supportive. The characters complex and feasible.
And there’s something innocent and vulnerable about her that makes me want to protect her. Something almost Ivy-like.
Well written with a substantial message. This is a book that should be in every high school library.
Recommended age: 13+
Title: Things I Should Have Known
Author: Claire LaZebnik
Publication Date: 28 March 2017
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Source: Review copy
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From the author of Epic Fail comes the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy. Ethan, from Ivy’s class, seems like the perfect match. It’s unfortunate that his older brother, David, is one of Chloe’s least favorite people, but Chloe can deal, especially when she realizes that David is just as devoted to Ethan as she is to Ivy.
Uncommonly honest and refreshingly funny, this is a story about sisterhood, autism, and first love. Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan, who form a quirky and lovable circle, will steal readers’ hearts and remind us all that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal. — Abstract from Goodreads.com
The fact that I received a free advanced copy of this book does not influence my policy to write an honest review.
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