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You Don't Know Me But I Know You

(2017)
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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.

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, full of all the people and pursuits that make her who she is.

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 her best friend 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?

Genre: Young Adult Romance

Praise for this book

"Honest, nuanced, and achingly authentic, You Don’t Know Me but I Know You is both sensitive and unflinching in its portrayal of life-shattering choices and their aftermaths. It’s populated with strong female friendships that feel more like a sisterhood." - Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

"Both relentlessly honest and relentlessly hopeful, You Don’t Know Me but I Know You stands out as a book that cares profoundly about the power of friendship and the thrill of getting to know yourself. Above all else, it’s a testament to the bravery, brightness, and beauty of teenaged girls." - Corey Ann Haydu

"In both its humor and in its aching, You Don’t Know Me but I Know You is the most honest book I’ve read in ages." - Emery Lord

"You Don’t Know Me but I Know You is a heartfelt, powerful examination of family: the one we’re born to, the one we choose, and the one that chooses us. Rebecca Barrow’s novel feels all at once heartbreaking, hopeful, and true." - Janet McNally


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: You Don't Know Me but I Know You
Author(s): Rebecca Barrow
ISBN: 0-06-249419-8 / 978-0-06-249419-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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August 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: You Don't Know Me but I Know You
Author(s): Rebecca Barrow
Publisher: HarperTeen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA