2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

REVIEW for Tell me a Secret

Thank you to Melissa at HarperCollins for sending me this book!
TITLE: Tell me a Secret
AUTHOR: Holly Cupala
RATING: 4 Stars
Tell me a Secret is an incredibly heavy read. With a main character that spends most of her time looking backwards - trying to figure out what secret her sister brought to the grave with her - she has a hard time living in the present, much less the future. However, as life often does, reality must bring her back to her present life - when she finds herself confronted with a situation that may end up being the best thing that has ever happened to her - or the worse.
I fell in love with the writing style of this book. Each character is well fleshed out and I actually felt incredibly invested in each of the things there were living through.
However, this story is not for the faint of heart. It is very, very sad and nobody has a particular happy time here. Loaded with "what ifs" and a huge amount of hard decisions, it seems as though no YA should have to live through so much trauma - at such a young age.
The author does a wonderful job of telling the story without exploitation or judgment - but I just wished there were a few passasges of joy in this storyline.


cindysloveofbooks said...

Tina I have been seeing this around alot lately. Sounds like it might be a good read.

bermudaonion said...

No YA should have to live through that kind of trauma, but a lot of them do. The book sounds like one a lot of kids (and adults) can relate to.

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