Everything I Thought I Knew

Book Cover: Everything I Thought I Knew title text on top of a red and blue watercolor heart illustration.
Shannon Takaoka
Mar 6, 2021

Seventeen-year-old Chloe Russell deals with her drastically different life after her heart transplant through learning to surf from Kai, whom she might be crushing on just a little bit. Meanwhile, she has to survive summer school and is being plagued by a recurring dream about an accident and people she's never seen before.      
I thought Chloe and Jane's friendship was the best part of this book. Sure, Jane may not have been the best influence but they really balanced each other out and it was nice to see Chloe let go a little bit. It really hurt when they were arguing but I'm glad everything ended nicely for them. This book also did a great job of giving the main characters satisfying endings.     

I didn't feel like the reveal of Kai being from another world had enough buildup. There were some clues, but I wasn't really led to the end and it felt forced. I love sci-fi, don't get me wrong, but it just felt out of place here.     

Written by
Eve L.

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