Book Reviews of Keeping You a Secret

Keeping You a Secret
Keeping You a Secret
Author: Julie Anne Peters
ISBN-13: 9780316702751
ISBN-10: 0316702757
Publication Date: 5/7/2003
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Megan Tingley
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
I LOVE this book and the author is a great woman as well. Very vivid writing. I reccomend her to anyone! I can't say enough about this book! Perfect portrayal.
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Not just a book that appeals to LGBT people, I was able to empathize with the plights of the main character on many levels. It is well categorized as a book aimed at teens, but I feel that people of many ages would be able to appreciate it. The book does have it's faults, it drags until you get about halfway in and a lot of the occurences seem to happen a bit fast, but by the time I was done I felt that what few flaws I could pick out were insignificant in comparison to everything else I liked.
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Adored this book. It was amazing. .A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
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cute story about coming out in high school but mature enough to be enjoyed by adults
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wonderful book. I absolutely love it!
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A stroy about young love and finding out who you really are.
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This book is a great read for anyone who is questioning or coming out in school. The story is very heartwarming.
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This is a really wonderful book i gave it to a friend who was coming out and he loved it and came out along with his beau and they are now getting hitched soon. I recommend this book to people who are having trouble telling their parents, friends, etc..
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I loved this book and after reading it 4 times in high school I've decided to list it so someone else can get the reassurance it gave me. Its truly about finding and accepting yourself as much as it is about love.
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The second book I've read by Julie Anne Peters, KEEPING YOU A SECRET is another sure-fire winner about the highs and lows of first love, the terror and joy of "coming out", and the good and the bad that is the thing called family.

Holland Jaeger is the "It" girl everyone envies--she has great friends, she's President of the Student Body, she's the girlfriend of Seth, she's the popular girl who can be counted on to always get along with everyone. That is, until Cece Goddard transfers in, and Holland's once-perfect life no longer seems so great.

The first time she sees Cece, Holland feels something that she's never felt before. Although sexually active with her boyfriend, Seth, having sex is more like a chore--she'd much rather sit around talking, the way they used to do when they were friends rather than lovers. As Cece flaunts her homosexuality, wearing shirts proclaiming herself out and proud, Holland wonders what it means when her attraction to Cece becomes almost an obsession.

College looms on the horizon and no one, especially her mother, will quit asking her where she's going. They have big plans for her, you see, both her mother, who became a single parent way too young, Seth, and the career counselor at her school. Forced into a role she doesn't want, Holland escapes into her art class, drawing away from her former friends as feelings and emotions she can't control rush to the surface.

As Holland realizes that she is, in fact, a lesbian, her perfect life is suddenly out of control. She's shunned by her former friends at school, her mother kicks her out of the house, she's forced to live in a run-down motel that's now a shelter, and she's not sure she'll be able to attend college at all.

Holland must learn what's really important in life, that it's not about being popular but about being true to yourself. As she loses old friends she gains new ones in the gay and lesbian community, and forms a bond with Cece that is beyond her wildest expectations.

KEEPING YOU A SECRET is a great, emotional read, perfect for anyone questioning their sexuality or their place in the world. A truly recommended read.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

The second book I've read by Julie Anne Peters, KEEPING YOU A SECRET is another sure-fire winner about the highs and lows of first love, the terror and joy of "coming out", and the good and the bad that is the thing called family.

Holland Jaeger is the "It" girl everyone envies--she has great friends, she's President of the Student Body, she's the girlfriend of Seth, she's the popular girl who can be counted on to always get along with everyone. That is, until Cece Goddard transfers in, and Holland's once-perfect life no longer seems so great.

The first time she sees Cece, Holland feels something that she's never felt before. Although sexually active with her boyfriend, Seth, having sex is more like a chore--she'd much rather sit around talking, the way they used to do when they were friends rather than lovers. As Cece flaunts her homosexuality, wearing shirts proclaiming herself out and proud, Holland wonders what it means when her attraction to Cece becomes almost an obsession.

College looms on the horizon and no one, especially her mother, will quit asking her where she's going. They have big plans for her, you see, both her mother, who became a single parent way too young, Seth, and the career counselor at her school. Forced into a role she doesn't want, Holland escapes into her art class, drawing away from her former friends as feelings and emotions she can't control rush to the surface.

As Holland realizes that she is, in fact, a lesbian, her perfect life is suddenly out of control. She's shunned by her former friends at school, her mother kicks her out of the house, she's forced to live in a run-down motel that's now a shelter, and she's not sure she'll be able to attend college at all.

Holland must learn what's really important in life, that it's not about being popular but about being true to yourself. As she loses old friends she gains new ones in the gay and lesbian community, and forms a bond with Cece that is beyond her wildest expectations.

KEEPING YOU A SECRET is a great, emotional read, perfect for anyone questioning their sexuality or their place in the world. A truly recommended read.
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Oh my wow! Ha ha. The book was absolutely AH-MAZE-ING!!
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good story
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Wonderful book.