Reviews and Blog Posts: secrets

Rosebush

by Michele Jaffe

Reviewer Rating:
4

Jane doesn't remember leaving the party. She just knows she woke up the next day in a hospital room, paralyzed, being told she's lucky to be alive after that car hit her. But was it an accident, or is someone trying to kill her? As Jane's memories slowly return, she...

Scars

by C. A. (Cheryl A.) Rainfield

Reviewer Rating:
4

Kendra has been in therapy to deal with the memories that are coming back to her about the abuse she was subjected to as a child. While therapy, and art, and friends and teachers help, Kendra still feels the need to cut herself to relieve the pressure and make herself...

By the time you read this, I'll be dead

by Julie Anne Peters

Reviewer Rating:
4

How long can you be bullied and survive? Daelyn has reached her limit. For as long as she can remember, she has been teased, bullied and abused, emotionally, verbally, physically. The adults in her life have contributed to this by participating in or ignoring it. Daelyn has tried to unsuccessfully...

The sky always hears me : and the hills don't mind

by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Reviewer Rating:
4

Morgan just wants to get out of her small town in Central Nowhere, see what else is out there in the world. Until then, she has her boyfriend, Derek, who she likes, but not THAT much, Rob, who she works with at the grocery store, who she really DOES like,...

Secrets of truth & beauty

by Megan Frazer

Reviewer Rating:
0

When Dara Cohen won the Little Miss Maine pageant when she was 7, she had no idea what the following years would have in store. It's 10 years later, and she's 17, and not exactly the beauty queen ideal any more. She's still smart, talented, and funny, though, and thinks...

Crash into me

by Albert Borris

Reviewer Rating:
0

Owen, Frank, Audrey, and Jin-Ae have their own unique problems, but they all want to deal with them in the same way--by committing suicide. They met online, but now are going to meet in person for a final road trip. Their plan: visit the gravesites of celebrities who have committed...

Ten things I hate about me

by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Reviewer Rating:
0

Jaime just wants to fit in. Rather than deal with the harassment and racism her other classmates of Arab descent face, she dyes her hair blonde, puts in contacts that make her eyes blue and doesn't tell people much about herself. She has a horrible secret: she's of Lebanese-Muslim descent...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

by Carrie Ryan

Reviewer Rating:
0

Mary's whole life has been lived behind the fences of the village. Everyone is kept in by the threat of the Unconsecrated, zombies who will either eat your flesh or bite you and turn you in to one of them, but they're also kept in by the Sisters and the...

The last exit to normal

by Michael B Harmon

Reviewer Rating:
0

When Ben was 14, his father announced he was gay. Ben's mother left, leaving Ben with his dad, and eventually his dad's partner, Edward. Ben thinks it was pretty selfish of his dad to marry someone and have a kid all the while knowing that he was gay, and he...

Emiko superstar

by Mariko Tamaki

Reviewer Rating:
0

Reaching a crossroads in her life, Emiko is searching for her identity. Catching a flyer in the mall, she decides to check out a performance art hangout called "The Factory" where people wear crazy costumes and are self proclaimed "Freaks." Intrigued by this strange world, Emiko musters up the courage...

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