Tuesday, 29 August 2017

You Don't Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
You Don't Know Me but I Know You
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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, consisting not only of the greatest family ever but of a snarky, loyal, sometimes infuriating best friend, Rose; a sweet, smart musician boyfriend, Julian; and a beloved camera that turns the most fleeting moments of her day-to-day routine into precious, permanent memories.

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 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?

Rebecca Barrow’s bright, honest debut novel about chance, choice, and unconditional love is a heartfelt testament to creating the future you truly want, one puzzle piece at a time.

You Don't Know Me but I Know You by Rebecca Barrow

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

You Don't Know Me but I Know You “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, and she really did seem to take time over her decision and look at all the possible options after finding out she was pregnant. I understood how hard it was for her to break the news to her mother though.

The storyline in this was about Audrey finding out that she was pregnant and trying to decide what she wanted to do about it. Audrey herself was adopted, which put a bit of a different spin on things, and she had a supportive boyfriend who tried to help her do what was right for her. We also got a GLBT storyline, with Audrey’s best friend Rose being gay, and hooking up with a new girl. This was an enjoyable story overall, but I didn’t feel like it was really anything new.

The ending to this was okay, and I was happy that Audrey was happy with her decision.

6.5 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful, flawed, complex, realistic relationships between family and friends. A heart-breaking, tough decision.