Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Book Review: Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala

Hello everyone! Today I finished reading Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala. Here is my review on the book and I hope you enjoy:

Plot: It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl. . . . 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. When two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears, Miranda is stripped of her former life. She must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister's demons and her own. In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.

Review: This book warmed my heart (that doesn't happen when I read books). The plot about a girl going through a problem like this without a older sister or parents to look up to when she finds out she is pregnant must be frightening and to read something about this time of conflict seemed horrible, but I don't think I will ever grasp the full affect of her situation. Mandy (also known as Rand or Miranda) is the main character in this book that finds out she is pregnant with the boyfriend she left during the summer to go to a art camp. Mandy's boyfriend seems like a odd when the author showed flash backs of the two main characters and mean when she showed them in the present. There are also Many's "friends" that have problems of their own and don't seemed to care at all about the main character. The writing style pulled me in, but confused me when the flash backs entering the stories. You'll tell when you read this book that it is full of drama and mixed with hatred, longing, and a lust for love. I give this book a 4/5 stars.


Rating: 4/5 Stars!
Pub. Date: June 2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardcover , 292pp
Chapters: 45
Age Range: 12 and up


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