Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bookanistas: Tell Me a Secret


Again, it is time for the fabulous Bookanista reviewers to share some literary love. This week I was lucky enough to have read Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala.

As school begins, 17-year-old Rand knows that she is pregnant. She wants to tell her boyfriend, but after being away at camp all summer she doesn't feel as close to Kamran as she once did. Making matters worse, she is increasingly certain that he is dating her best friend behind her back.

YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS BOOK!!!

I fell in love with it. It is a sad, deep, touching story that made me cry and wish I could jump into the pages and tell Rand, the MC, that everything was going to be all right.

Favorite Quote: My feet found the trail, joining the few joggers who braved the heavy, pre-rain air. Little did they know they were jogging past the worst day of my life.

Favorite Character: Rand. The main character. No competition. I felt like I WAS the MC. My heart broke along with hers. My hopes soared when hers did. I cried when she did (and I don't usually cry).

Best Part: The MC does things that might make her seem weak in today's society (like giving up her dream to become an artist in exchange for keeping her baby), but she is even stronger for doing them... because they are the right things to do.

So check this little gem out. Trust me. Totally worth it!

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11 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I've read this book. :D

I enjoyed it, but had trouble reading about WHEN the baby was born. Same thing happened to my first born. I could relate to what she was going through. (yes, I'm trying not to write any spoilers in case someone reads this!) :D

Christine Fonseca said...

I loved this story too! And Holly is so great. I've reviewing PARANORMALCY for the Bookanistas today- stop on by...

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Sounds so sad, but touching. I look forward to reading this with a cup of tea and a box of tissues.

Matthew Rush said...

Thanks Bethany! Normally I might not pick this kind of thing up, but you DO make it sound good.

Elana Johnson said...

I so need to read this. It sounds a little bit like my WiP. Do you still have it?

Katie said...

I totally want to read this!

ali said...

Love the short and sweet review Bethany. And of course, I'm adding this to my list!

susantemairik1@gmail.com said...

I love Tell Me A Secret too. Holly Cupala has written an incredible book.

cleemckenzie said...

Haven't read it yet, but after this review and some of comments I have to. Thanks.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds really good...I love books that tug at your heart.

Medeia Sharif said...

It sounds great. It's on my wish list and I can't wait to read it.