on Aug. 11, 2013 :
This book makes me crazy happy and I am so glad to have found it. Sometimes you just need a good book that has a happy ending. Heartwarming as all get out.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Sep. 9, 2012 :
This book came warmly recommended and I decided to give it a try, since I was looking for a light summer read. Turns out, Know Not Why will stay with me longer than your typical summer novel, and that's because it's not as light as it may seem. Just like its hero, Howie, it's got more depth and heart than it lets on at first.
The love story may be cliched at times, but it's never boring, and the author manages to add a little twist here and there that makes it real and genuine. But what took me by surprise was... all the rest. As the story unravels, we get to know an eclectic range of secondary characters that feel all but secondary. More than the love story itself, I fell for the friendships in this book. Each friendship has its own characteristics, its own life, and they all warmed my little heart.
Even better than the various relationships the characters share? Hannah Johnson's writing: her style is both casually smart and really, really funny. It's one of the most entertaining books I've read in a long time, and I laughed out loud all through the novel. Howie is plain hilarious!
I'm impressed by the quality of this little novel, and I can only recommend it. I give it 3 and a half stars, but since Smashwords won't allow this rating, I'm giving Know Not Why a full 4-stars rating to help share the love.
(reviewed 47 days after purchase)
on May 8, 2012 :
Wonderful story, I had to tear myself away to do real life things like sleep but even then I was back in 2 hours!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)