Book Reviews of Little Secrets #1: Playing With Fire (Little Secrets)

Little Secrets #1: Playing With Fire (Little Secrets)
Little Secrets 1 Playing With Fire - Little Secrets
Author: Emily Blake
ISBN-13: 9780439810531
ISBN-10: 0439810531
Publication Date: 5/1/2006
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Scholastic uncorrected proof version - Big lies, big trouble. Her mother's in jail, her best friend betrayed her. Who can Alison trust? Hidden pasts. Unexpected betrayals. Twisted friendships. Let the drama begin.
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Her mother's in jail. Her best friend betrayed her. Who can Alison trust?
Backstabber Kelly has the world at her feet. Who will she step on next?
Sweet, handsome Chad seems like the perfect boyfriend. What is he hiding?
Tough as nails Zoey is out for revenge. Is she more vunerable than ske thinks?
Loyal friend. Bitter rival. Which is the real Tom?
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The book was very good and I can not wait to read the next one.
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Survival of the fittest was always a theory that described nature. But for Alison, this theory is perfect for her family.

Alison thought she had a pretty good life, except for the parts where her parents hardly acknowledged her until they needed a favor. But then the FBI came knocking at her door and arrested her mom, accusing her of embezzlement. With her mom in jail, there is no one who Alison can turn to (like there was anyone before). With her dad left, who has no idea how to take care of the situation, aunts and uncles who only care about Grandma Diamond's fortunes, and a boyfriend who is becoming pretty distant, the only person Alison finds comfort in is her cousin, Lily.

Lily is pretty ecstatic that Alison's mom was arrested (of course, she would never say that to Alison). But the one thing that Lily wants the most is to see her perfect cousin get knocked off her high horse and become the biggest loser both at school and in the real world. It may take a while, but Lily is definitely ready to see her cousin go down, and her first move is Chad, Alison's boyfriend.

Chad is beginning to feel like his and Alison's relationship is drifting apart, and is seeing an opportunity to open up with her cousin, Lily. Not only would he be dating the hottest girl in school, but all the popularity and money that comes along with Lily is a pretty good incentive. Just as long as no one finds out about his financial status or what he has to worry about in his house. If he did start to date Lily, it would not only hurt Alison but also his best friend, Tom.

Tom has a huge crush on Lily (but of course it is a secret). With his twin sister, Zoey, back home, after being kicked out of her fifth school, Tom just wants to live his life without any inclusion of his father, and hopes that Lily sees how he would be a better boyfriend for her. It's not so easy, though, since his sister has gotten weirder and the reason why she got kicked out of the last school might just ruin his reputation.

Zoey is back and ready to take revenge on Alison, who she thought was her friend but betrayed her at the worst possible moment. But will Zoey really turn on Alison, since she is the only friend and ally she has?

Everyone has their secrets, and everyone has their strategies. Let the games begin.

Not only devious but also very entertaining, PLAYING WITH FIRE is one book that you will want to read. Just be glad that their secrets aren't your secrets, even if they may be little.
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Little secrets - big drama!

After Allison's mother was arrested for embezzlement, her life went from bad to just plain terrible. Her boyfriend dumped her for her cousin, who she thought was her best friend, and everyone at school began to steer clear of her. With almost losing her best ally in her family, Allison is glad that she still has Grandma Diamond by her side, since she wouldn't be able to play the game without her. Still hung up over Chad, Allison is trying to live her life normally, but it isn't much help when secrets continue to leak, making her question even Grandma Diamond's motives.

Kelly had fun pulling Allison down off her high horse, but now she is just plain bored. Not only that, but she just found out that her Aunt Christine is her biological mother; and, of course, Christine doesn't want anything to do with her. With a new girl in town and no subjects whose life she can make miserable, Kelly just wants some change in her life. Maybe she can surprise her new mom?

Chad feels a little guilty about what happened between him and Allison, but is happy to have Kelly as his girlfriend -- but he doesn't know her true motives. With his own secret life still hidden, it is just bound to get out. The one person who discovers what that is can use it against him, even if he thinks they will respect him because of it.

Tom is tired of Chad using him and using Kelly, the girl who he really wants to be with. His patience with Chad is thinning quickly and, before he knows it, he has the opportunity to betray his friend in an instant. True friends don't do that, right?

Dramatic, deceptive, and very delicious, this follow-up to the first novel in the LITTLE SECRETS series, PLAYING WITH FIRE, does not disappoint. Secrets are poured out all over the place and true colors of certain characters will definitely be revealed. This series just gets better and better.
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Kelly has let a secret slip and now she's being blackmailed. Tom must decide where his loyalties lie. Alison is caught in a dangerous game. Zoey just earned herself a new best enemy. Chad knows that appearance is everything... Let the drama begin!
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for

Little secrets never stay little forever.

Allison thought she could finally escape her grandmother and live with her father in peace, without any wars going on around her. But then she finds out that the one person who could take her away has been taken away, too. Now back with her grandmother once again, Allison still doesn't know if she should stay on the side that has always protected her or the side that needs her help the most.

Kelly is happy that she didn't move to Hollywood, since she is the queen here. Her hold on Chad is getting stronger, and knowing his little secret about his family just makes it even better. Of course, now she just needs to bring Allison down a little lower and get on Grandma Diamond's good side.

Chad thinks he has the perfect girlfriend and the perfect best friend, but neither of them seem to really care about him. Even with a reality check from his older brother, Chad still denies the true reason why he is still with Kelly.

Even though Kelly might not see it, Tom knows why Chad is with her and it's only for her status. Tom has always been fed up with Chad and how he uses people, and now it has gotten to be the last straw. Even with the weird girl, Audra, there to talk to him, he still wants to get rid of Chad, so he can have Kelly all to himself.

Zoey knows exactly what Audra is up to and she knows it's nothing nice. With her brother not even talking to her, Zoey needs to get Audra away from him, and she will stop at nothing to accomplish this.

Halfway through the series and LITTLE SECRETS just doesn't get old. Why watch TV when this juicy drama is unfolding right in front of your eyes?