TITLE: Things I Should Have Known

AUTHOR: Claire LaZebnik

RATING: ★★★★

DATE PUBLISHED: March 28, 2017




Things Chloe knew: Her sister, Ivy, was lonely. Ethan was a perfect match. Ethan’s brother, David, was an arrogant jerk.

Things Chloe should have known: Setups are complicated. Ivy can make her own decisions. David may be the only person who really gets Chloe.

Meet Chloe Mitchell, a popular Los Angeles girl who’s decided that her older sister, Ivy, who’s on the autism spectrum, could use a boyfriend. Chloe already has someone in mind: Ethan Fields, a sweet, movie-obsessed boy from Ivy’s special needs class.

Chloe would like to ignore Ethan’s brother, David, but she can’t—Ivy and Ethan aren’t comfortable going out on their own, so Chloe and David have to tag along. Soon Chloe, Ivy, David, and Ethan form a quirky and wholly lovable circle. And as the group bonds over frozen-yogurt dates and movie nights, Chloe is forced to confront her own romantic choices—and the realization that it’s okay to be a different kind of normal.

My thoughts

There’s just so much things that I’ve loved since I read this book. Chloe and David’s characters has a lot of things that I love?? One is their love for their siblings who has autism. I love how this book shows that autism is not a disease that people should be grossed out. and this book taught me a lot of things and made me appreciate people like them more.

Another thing that I like is how it bends the traditional point of sexuality, of which in this case, is really a major twist!

I just kinda didn’t get the point of Chloe’s Stepdad, Ron, when they family goes over to David’s and had a quick word with David’s stepmom. I feel that it’s a bit private already, and leave it with their family to deal with.

I just wish I would know more about Ivy, Diana and Ethan, because I feel like there’s another story to be told from their point of views.


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