MORE THAN WE CAN TELL – Brigid Kemmerer


A unique and highly enjoyable contemporary despite some heavy topics.

I adored Letters to the Lost, so I was super excited to see that Brigid Kemmerer’s latest title was set in the same town and featured some of the same characters! It has been a while since I read the Kemmerer’s first book, although I remember how much I enjoyed it, so I wasn’t sure how easy More Than We Can Tell would be to get into, but I was happy to find that it was like revisiting an old friend and I settled into this book very quickly.

More Than We Can Tell is a dual narrative book that tells the stories of Rev and Emma, who, despite leading very different lives, find that they have a lot in common. It’s a typical teen romance style book in a lot of ways, but it also carries a lot of important messages. For example, this is probably the first book I’ve come across that tackles the issue of internet safety which was a refreshing idea. It also dealt with child abuse and is the first book containing this that I didn’t feel uncomfortable reading; it was dealt with sensitively and effectively, unlike many books which can make for very unpleasant reads.

Kemmerer’s writing style is so effortless, making this a really good read that I’d definitely recommend for fans of YA contemporary novels, and for people who enjoyed Letters to the Lost, of course!

Thank you to Bloomsbury via NetGalley for the eBook of this title!

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