Tell Me a Secret
by Holly Cupala
Published by: Harperteen
Released on: June 22nd 2010
People with a librarian
degree will want to add this one to their libraries' collections!
From the beginning, I felt such a deep heartfelt sadness for Miranda, otherwise known as Rand. Ever since her sister Xanda was killed in a car crash, everyone seemed to ignore Miranda. What further bothered me, was that when Xanda was alive, she was the problem child. The child that the parents couldn't stand. Miranda had always been the good one. Now, since Xanda's death, it was as if she was an angel her whole life and Miranda was the one who always acted out. Miranda always loved her big sister and wanted to be just like her. Hey, she was cool in Miranda's eyes. It's the parents that have major issues.
Miranda has faded from her longtime and rather unpopular friend Essence in order to hang with Kamran and Delaney. All Miranda wants to be is loved. Cared for. Cared about. Kamran is rather shady at times and it doesn't go unnoticed how friendly he is with Delaney. It's when school starts back up and Miranda realizes that something isn't right within herself. Surely she isn't pregnant? But truth be told, she is. It's when the news flies through not only the school, but the whole town, that my heart melts for her. Everyone sees her as an outcast. Her very own mother has already decided the future of the baby. This si the time that her mother is supposed to be there for her, not turn her back on her. Not shun her like the rest of the town.
Miranda stands tall all on her own. With an online pregnancy support group and her boss being the only people for her to turn to. Strangers. This poor teenage girl has to go through this pregnancy guided by strangers. Her family is no support whatsoever. I just want to wrap my arms around her and hug her. Comfort her in all the ways that she is missing. That she so deserves.
It's when Lexi is born that all the secrets in the family come out. The truth about Xanda, the truth about her own mother. Maybe now, this tiny little baby can help a family that was so distant, start to patch things back together.
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