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[Download] ➽ All the Things We Never Knew ➽ Liara Tamani – Pv1.info Carli was always looking for signs So, when Rex blew that kiss in her direction, she knew there was something special there to explore.This was my first Liara Tamani book, but after finishing it, I immediately pushed her debut, Calling My Name, up my TBR She captured me with her beautiful prose, wrapping me up in the rapture of first love using vibrate and lush imagery But, it wasn t just the gooey love stuff that got me I was hit with every emotion these characters were feeling, and I felt Carli was always looking for signs So, when Rex blew that kiss in her direction, she knew there was something special there to explore.This was my first Liara Tamani book, but after finishing it, I immediately pushed her debut, Calling My Name, up my TBR She captured me with her beautiful prose, wrapping me up in the rapture of first love using vibrate and lush imagery But, it wasn t just the gooey love stuff that got me I was hit with every emotion these characters were feeling, and I felt them with full force.Obviously, this book was about first love It was sweet, and heady, and intense, the way teen romances tend to be I loved watching Rex and Carli navigating these new feelings, and forming such a strong connection with each other I can already hear the cries of instalove , but I don t care I remember being a teen, and all those firsts were so extreme and powerful I also was sold on this union, because of Rex When Carli looked at him and spoke to him, he finally felt seen , and I accept that as a driving force to seek deeper connection with someone.Rex was quite a complicated character He carried around a lifetime of hurt, grief, and guilt related to his mother s death He craved to be loved, and to be loved for who he was, not his skills on the court I could feel his joy, when he was embraced by Carli and her family, and it was both touching and heartbreaking He was a rather sensitive young man too, who wasn t afraid to bear his soul, and I never get tired of seeing boys like that I felt so rewarded, when Rex started to build a positive relationship with his dad, but as things started looking up in his world, Carli s was falling apart.She had always enjoyed a rather idyllic home life Her brother was caring and very generous with his love She had a mother she admired, and a father, who was known to dote on her Now, her parents were getting divorced, and she had to choose which parent to live with This decision, plus her resolve to quit basketball was weighing on her She had many difficult choices to make, this weight sometimes kept her from being as emotionally open with Rex as she wanted to be, and as he wanted her to be Let s just say, their relationship experienced the same sort of ups and downs, that they were personally experiencing apart.There were also many secrets, and they played a big role in this book It seemed like everyone had some, and ready or not, they were all getting uncovered I think the one I didn t see coming until it was right in front of me, was the secret which prompted Carli s parent s divorce I may have let a wow escape from my mouth, when I realized what had happened there, but I rather liked how it played into the overall story, the way Carli embraced the secret.Overall, I had a fantastic time reading this roller coaster romance This was a wonderful story of first love and family, which was filled with fantastic characters to root for, lots of emotion, and many beautiful and heartfelt moments ARC provided in exchange for an honest review BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS All The Things We Never Knew is a solid read filled with love, heartbreak, betrayal, grief and secrets I enjoyed all of these things because it just shows how much of an emotional beating that teenagers face in their lives I wish that I could quote this book, but sadly this is an ARC I have sticky tabs on just about every page.Tamani writes beautifully the lives of two teens three If you count Cole, Carli s brother Carli and Rex their connection was so deep in the beginning that I kne All The Things We Never Knew is a solid read filled with love, heartbreak, betrayal, grief and secrets I enjoyed all of these things because it just shows how much of an emotional beating that teenagers face in their lives I wish that I could quote this book, but sadly this is an ARC I have sticky tabs on just about every page.Tamani writes beautifully the lives of two teens three If you count Cole, Carli s brother Carli and Rex their connection was so deep in the beginning that I knew I was in for a wild ride I never expected so much to come from this While Carli is dealing with her own issues of family and health, Rex s story is evenintense because I connected so well with his character I have known a boy whose life mirrors Rex s and my heart hurt for him Love life aside, I think he is one of my favorite characters I can t say what all happens in this book without giving you ALL THE THINGS they NEVER KNEW It was honestly like watching a car trying to beat the train and you hope that the person driving makes it Add this book to your summer reads list It definitely makes for a memorable read Tamani Masterfully Bounces And Slams Two Hearts Up And Down A Shrouded Court Of First Love And Revelations A Hard To Put Down Backboard Breaker Rita Williams Garcia, National Book Award Finalist And New York Times Bestselling AuthorFrom The Moment Carli And Rex First Locked Eyes On A Texas High School Basketball Court, They Both Knew It Was Destiny But Can You Truly Love Someone Else If You Don T Love Yourself Acclaimed Author Liara Tamani S Luminous Second Novel Explores Love, Family, Heartbreak, Betrayal, And The Power Of Healing, In Gorgeous Prose That Will Appeal To Readers Of Nicola Yoon And Jacqueline WoodsonA Glance Was All It Took That Kind Of Connection, The Immediate And Raw Understanding Of Another Person, Just Doesn T Come Along Very Often And As Rising Stars On Their Texas High Schools Respective Basketball Teams, Destined For Bright Futures In College And Beyond, It Seems Like A Match Made In Heaven But Carli And Rex Have Secrets As Do Their FamiliesLiara Tamani, The Author Of The Acclaimed Calling My Name, Follows Two Black Teenagers As They Discover How First Love, Heartbreak, Betrayal, And Family Can Shape You For Better Or For Worse A Novel Full Of Pain, Joy, Healing, And Hope For Fans Of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jacqueline Woodson, And Jenny Han A Beautifully Poignant Love Letter To A First Love, To Basketball, And To That Enigmatic Bunch We Think We Know Best, Only To Discover We Don T Know At All Family Tamani S Latest Is A Bright Shining Star David Arnold, New York Times Bestselling Author Of Mosquitoland This is a cute YA love story that centers two Black teens who play basketball and meet by chance There were parts of this book I really liked and parts that felt a little predictable I know I m not a teen but I think young readers will like this one. Review copy ARC via authorOver the past few weeks, books that make me smile are the ones I m reaching for and All the Things We Never Knew definitely had me smiling Of course, it s not all perfect hearts and rainbows straight through, but there are plenty of giggle worthy moments starting with the unusual meet cute on the basketball court What makes Carly and Rex so smile inducing is that they both have soft and smooshy sides to them and they re able to share that with each other.Tamani chose Review copy ARC via authorOver the past few weeks, books that make me smile are the ones I m reaching for and All the Things We Never Knew definitely had me smiling Of course, it s not all perfect hearts and rainbows straight through, but there are plenty of giggle worthy moments starting with the unusual meet cute on the basketball court What makes Carly and Rex so smile inducing is that they both have soft and smooshy sides to them and they re able to share that with each other.Tamani chose to use a dual perspective which helps readers clearly see what leads up to the misunderstandings and miscommunications I appreciated being able to see the thought processes of both Carly and Rex as they worked through their own personal pain and scars.Beyond the romantic relationship, family relationships are a huge part of this story Carly s family is dealing with some major life changes and some rather large secrets Rex and his father don t communicate, but Rex has to decide if he is finished trying or if he wants to make an effort to connect.This story revolves around secrets why people keep them, who we can trust with them, and what happens when they are revealed These secrets lead to a lot of pain even though avoiding pain is typically why the secrets were kept in the first place.Recommendation Get it soon if you re looking for an engaging contemporary romance that will provide some humor along with a few struggles It supbeat than not and while a little predictable in some aspects, it s a solid story that deals with those compelling questions of Who am I now , Who do I want to be , and How will I get there 2,5 The beginning of this book was very promising and I thought I was going to love this book I loved how the story centered two black teens who played basketball.Sadly enough this book had just too much drama and everything was so rushed The relationship happened so fast and then it was drama after drama and it was just too much for me.The audiobook is good though I loved the two different narrators. If anyone is looking for a sweet romance book for the summer starring two Black teens giving a dual perspective I would recommend this There s just enough secrets to keep the plot moving There are important messages and depictions of family There s a sensitive Black boy that isn t afraid to acknowledge his emotions and cry at times There s a sweet girl discovering what she interests her after years someone else s interests being put upon her There s basketball and Texas heat And the writin If anyone is looking for a sweet romance book for the summer starring two Black teens giving a dual perspective I would recommend this There s just enough secrets to keep the plot moving There are important messages and depictions of family There s a sensitive Black boy that isn t afraid to acknowledge his emotions and cry at times There s a sweet girl discovering what she interests her after years someone else s interests being put upon her There s basketball and Texas heat And the writing is so pretty and easy to follow along without sounding trite.Thank you Edelweiss for granting me a review copy in exchange for an honest review.Read my full review TRUST ME YOU NEED THIS It s like Love Basketball meets Love at First Sight Do you remember your first love I know I do it was birds chirping in the distance, sunny every day, and heart bubbles blooming from my ears It was all that and yet it wasn t In actuality It was messy dysfunctional, jealousy galore, and self doubt And yet I wouldn t change it for the world This book gave me the emotions from both sides of the first love story from crushes and self discovery, to rage and frustr TRUST ME YOU NEED THIS It s like Love Basketball meets Love at First Sight Do you remember your first love I know I do it was birds chirping in the distance, sunny every day, and heart bubbles blooming from my ears It was all that and yet it wasn t In actuality It was messy dysfunctional, jealousy galore, and self doubt And yet I wouldn t change it for the world This book gave me the emotions from both sides of the first love story from crushes and self discovery, to rage and frustration And yet I absolutely adored it Thanks again to the author for entrusting me with an honest review A very happy book birthday I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did xoxo, Kat All The Things We Never Knew reminded me a lot of Love Basketball for obvious reasons, but it sthan that It s a sweet coming of age romance with a lot of layers, featuring Houston, Texas, so it made me a little homesick for H Town, which is where I started my newspaper career 20 years ago now Carli and Rex are brought together on the court with a pretty dramatic incident, and they stay connected,or less, through some pretty startling revelations discoveries about their families All The Things We Never Knew reminded me a lot of Love Basketball for obvious reasons, but it sthan that It s a sweet coming of age romance with a lot of layers, featuring Houston, Texas, so it made me a little homesick for H Town, which is where I started my newspaper career 20 years ago now Carli and Rex are brought together on the court with a pretty dramatic incident, and they stay connected,or less, through some pretty startling revelations discoveries about their families I love that both Carli and Rex have complex families that are fully humanized and rendered in a three dimensional way on the page I also love how smart and talented everyone is A great page turner that s mostly light and steamy with some heavy moments that turn out to be cathartic Rating Received an arc from Edelweiss for an honest reviewYou know that feeling when you are really excited for something great but it doesn t end up being what you wanted That s how I feel about this book A young adult love story that features two teens of color who find a relationship because of basketball it sounds like something I could really like, but I just didn t I think this was hard for me to like because something was off from the first page Specifically what I mean, is that Rating Received an arc from Edelweiss for an honest reviewYou know that feeling when you are really excited for something great but it doesn t end up being what you wanted That s how I feel about this book A young adult love story that features two teens of color who find a relationship because of basketball it sounds like something I could really like, but I just didn t I think this was hard for me to like because something was off from the first page Specifically what I mean, is that there was this cringe moment out of movie where the boy looks at the girl for the first time and oh look they are in love Not the first chapter, the first page Everything from there felt weird and unrealistic to a point where it didn t have any redeeming elements to make it realistic to me.As I mentioned, they practically fell in love from the first encounter and they didn t even speak to each other The main male character, Rex, becomes so infatuated with Carli, the main female character, and ends up looking at pictures from her from Carli s brother Cole s Instagram Like that is weird Then he ends up going to the hospital where she is having her surgery Keep in mind they haven t spoken to each other for real yet, but he feels close enough to her that he can go try and be with her before her surgery no boy, sorry that s not okay Then when they actually do meet, he is confident enough to come up to her like he s known her his whole life Then they talk while watching Cole s basketball game, they get to know each other, whatever what ruins this is that they disagree about something and one of the characters thinks to themselves, Wow this must be our first fight like no You don t even know each other yet, nor are you in a relationship Then thirty minutes later in book time they are kissing in front of everyone at the game Then he gets pulled away and is in trouble with his coach and then Carli has the nerve to be like why isn t he paying attention to me or looking at me like he just got in trouble, and not everything is about you Both of these characters made me angry They were childish and not ready to be in a relationship together or separately For upperclassman in high school, they really didn t act like it, and I feel like Tamani could do a better job portraying her high school characters Then there was drama between Carli s parents and past present drama with Rex s father It s like every clich thing that can be added to a character or their storyline was present I wanted something unique but everything felt so cookie cutter, so much so that one of the clich story arcs was repeated twice for two separate characters and only changed minor details I think this was just not the story for me I m not a fan of instalove, and I m definitely not a fan of it on the first page of the story Overall, there was just a lot I feel like could be improved from this story and I m sad to say that I didn t enjoy it

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