The Things We Thought We Knew

Mahsuda Snaith

General fiction · Great for: Anyone who likes stories of families, friendships and the struggles of growing up

About this book

Ravine and Marianne were best friends. They practised handstands together, raced slugs and went into the woods to play.

But now everything has changed.

Ten years later, Ravine lies in a bed plagued by chronic pain syndrome. And her best friend Marianne is gone.

How did their last adventure go so wrong? Who is to blame? And where is Marianne?

Heartbreaking, bittersweet and utterly unforgettable, The Things We Thought We Knew is a powerful novel about the things we remember and the things we wish we could forget.

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What we think of this book & ideas for gifting

A heartfelt coming-of-age novel about a young girl with chronic pain syndrome reflecting on her friendships while growing up in an Asian family on a council estate in Leicester. Split between the present and the past, this book will have a long-lasting effect on you.