Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala

Tell me a secret, and I'll tell you one…

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.

Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

Tell Me a Secret was a beautifully crafted book. I had put off reading it for a long time because I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. I don’t know what on earth I was afraid of! When I originally got the book, I read the back, but I had gotten it a few months before I read it so I had totally forgotten what the book was about.
I haven’t read many teen pregnancy books, but the ones I’ve read weren’t that special to me.
Tell Me a Secret is different because it isn’t just about a teen who get’s pregnant. It’s also about families and acceptance.
Cupala wrote an addicting, fast-paced, meaningful story that was tremendously addicting. The characters were realistic and their emotions were real. She wrote a story that relates to real life perfectly, and she didn’t over do it.
My only two complaints are that you have to be in a certain mood to read it, or else you won’t really click with the story, and I didn’t cry. I love to cry while reading books, but Tell Me a Secret didn’t really hit my emotional trigger and I was hoping it would.

FTC- Received from publisher.