Everything I Thought I Knew

Everything I Thought I Knew Review

A teenage girl wonders if she’s inherited more than just a heart from her donor in this compulsively readable debut.

Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs a new heart, all her careful preparations are laid to waste.

Eight months after her transplant, everything is different. Stuck in summer school with the underachievers, all she wants to do now is grab her surfboard and hit the waves—which is strange, because she wasn’t interested in surfing before her transplant. (It doesn’t hurt that her instructor, Kai, is seriously good-looking.)

And that’s not all that’s strange. There’s also the vivid recurring nightmare about crashing a motorcycle in a tunnel and memories of people and places she doesn’t recognize.

Is there something wrong with her head now, too, or is there another explanation for what she’s experiencing?

As she searches for answers, and as her attraction to Kai intensifies, what she learns will lead her to question everything she thought she knew—about life, death, love, identity, and the true nature of reality.

Title:Everything I Thought I Knew
Edition Language:English

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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Here comes a semi unpopular review! This is the first for me to fall in love %75 of a book and then hate the rest of it! The story of struggling 17 years old Chloe whose life completely changes after ...

  • sarah xoxo

    “Here’s one of the many things I thought I knew that turns out to be wrong: you need to fall in love to end up with a broken heart.”Everything I Thought I Knew is an ambitious, genre-bending, un...

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    This sounds really really good!!!YA about heart transplants and first love!...

  • Chloe Gong

    Listen, the tears are still drying on my cheeks while I write this review. I don't even want to say too much because I feel like going in without knowing too much is the best way to go into the book--...

  • Tanya

    I am beyond fortunate to have had an opportunity to read an early copy of author, Shannon Takaoka's debut, EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW. Truth be told, I went into this thinking it was a straight up YA...

  • Amy

    Life is what happens when you make plans.Chloe has plans. Her body did not come in agreement with those plans. Her life changed. Her plans changed. She changed. Chloe's heart is failing. Her life is p...

  • Stacy Fetters

    "What makes us who we are? Do we actually have souls that exist apart from our flesh, blood, and bones? Or are our personalities determined by the cells that surge through our bodies and codes embedde...

  • Octavia

    Wow.Everything I Thought I Knew by Shannon Takaoka is potentially the best YA contemporary novel I have ever read, and is definitely one of the most spectacular books I’ve had the privilege of exper...

  • Nursebookie

    This book stopped my heart and revived it in the best way possible! Shannon’s debut was such a beautiful story about Chloe a 17yo senior in HS and a heart transplant recipient. Chloe was in full gea...

  • Liz Lawson

    This book. Man. It is beautiful. Heart-wrenching. The end broke my heart and left me breathless. Once I hit the 70% mark reading, I couldn't stop. I had to know what was going on with Chloe and her me...