Everything I Thought I Knew

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Everything I Thought I Knew
Written by Shannon Takaoka
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ISBN-13: 9781536222876
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Everything I Thought I Knew

author: Shannon Takaoka

Seventeen-year-old Chloe had a plan: work hard, get good grades, and attend a top-tier college. But after she collapses during cross-country practice and is told that she needs a new heart, all her careful preparations are laid to waste. Eight months after her transplant, everything is different. Stuck in summer school with the underachievers, all she wants to do now is grab her surfboard and hit the waves—which is strange, because she wasn’t interested in surfing before her transplant. (It doesn’t hurt that her instructor, Kai, is seriously good-looking.) There’s also the vivid recurring nightmare about crashing a motorcycle in a tunnel, and memories of people and places she doesn’t recognize. Is there now something wrong with her head, or is there another explanation? As Chloe searches for answers, and as her attraction to Kai intensifies, what she learns will lead her to question everything she thought she knew—about life, death, love, identity, and the true nature of reality.

“A thoughtful balance of self-discovery, humor, and realistic relationships. . . . Readers looking for a good, cathartic cry will love Chloe’s journey.” —School Library Journal
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Young Adult Fiction / Paperback
age range:
14 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
336 / 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
grade range:
Grade 9 and up
Health & Daily Living; Mysteries & Detective Stories; Romance; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Shannon Takaoka has worked as a writer, editor, and public relations consultant in the technology and life sciences field. She is a lover of all things nerdy—from time travel to weird science and dragons. Everything I Thought I Knew is her first novel. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.
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