All the Things We Never Knew

All the Things We Never Knew

“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 author

From 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 Woodson.

A 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 families.

Liara 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

 

Title:All the Things We Never Knew
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062656919
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    All the Things We Never Knew Reviews

  • faith ?

    🏀 read this review (+ a playlist!) and others on my blog, pages left unreadEvery single one of you is paying this book dirt. DIRT.Even while planning to read All the Things We Never Knew by Liara T...

  • Joshunda Sanders

    All The Things We Never Knew reminded me a lot of Love & Basketball for obvious reasons, but it's more than that. It's a sweet coming of age romance with a lot of layers, featuring Houston, Texas, so ...

  • Jade Melody

    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 a...

  • Traci at The Stacks

    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 no...

  • Lekeisha The Booknerd

    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 teenag...

  • Hadewych thereaderinpink

    *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 jus...

  • Rich in Color

    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 perfe...

  • Ms. Woc Reader

    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 i...

  • Kat (Why Read)

    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 bu...

  • Samantha (WLABB)

    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 i...