Things I Should Have Known
by Claire LaZebnik
Grades 8 & up
Chloe is striving to have the perfect life. She works hard at it — good at school, perfect boyfriend, loving sister. She wants to be able to go on to college, but she’s always felt responsible for her sister Ivy. Ivy is older but is on the Autism spectrum. Chloe hatches a plot to find a boyfriend for Ivy, so she can become more independent. She sets up Ivy with Ethan, a boy who in Ivy’s class who is also on the spectrum. What she doesn’t know at first is that Ethan’s brother David is in her grade, and she finds David to be the most obnoxious, condescending, annoying person in the school. But she’s willing to do anything for Ivy, and David feels the same way about Ethan, so the two end up spending a considerable amount of time together, hoping that Ivy & Ethan will hit it off. During this, Chloe learns a great deal about herself, her family, and David. A fabulous teen romance with a couple great twists makes this novel stand out from the rest. Highly recommended for grades 8 and up.
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