You Don't Even Know

By Sue Lawson

A story of love, loss and forgiveness.

Alex Hudson is a good guy. He plays water polo. He has a part-time job. He’s doing okay at school. Then the thing that anchors Alex is ripped away and his life seems pointless. How can he make anyone else understand how he feels, when he doesn’t even know?

  • Short-listed, Young Adults category, Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, 2014
  • "Devastating yet hopeful, You Don’t Even Know faces unflinchingly the guilt and pain that accompanies the loss of a loved one and the potential destruction that can come in the aftermath. Alex’s voice is authentic and his story brutal, told with an unselfconscious honesty that will resonate with teenage readers. Perfect for teenage fans of John Green and Melina Marchetta, You Don’t Even Know explores what it means to be part of a family and the struggle to be true to yourself.” – Books+Publishing
  • "This is a wonderful, heart breaking, life-affirming story that will appeal to its young adult audience from the first page. Highly recommended." Reading Time magazine

About the author

Sue Lawson writes books for children and young adults. Her love for books began when she was a child on a farm in country Victoria where she spent her time reading, writing, listening to her father and grandfather’s stories and avoiding working with the cattle. These days, she's added stationery shops to her football obsession and when not writing, teaches and runs workshops for young people and adults. In 2012, Pan’s Whisper was short-listed for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, was a Notable Book at the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and won the Australian Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature. You Don’t Even Know was short-listed for the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards in 2014. Sue’s website is

ISBN: 9781922179715
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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