Reviewed by Harmony for TeensReadToo.com
THE SECRETS OF PEACHES takes place where its prequel, PEACHES, left off.
Birdie, Murphy, and Leeda are all beginning their senior year of high school and each facing their own struggles. Birdie is dealing with a long-distance relationship, now that Enrico has gone back to Mexico, as well as worrying about her housekeeper. Murphy is trying to deal with actually having a serious boyfriend and worrying about where she's going to college. Leeda is dealing with a mother who pays more attention to her older sister instead of her and starts becoming more and more distant from everyone, friends included.
The friends and family drama are what keep this novel moving. I truly think that the friendship of Leeda, Birdie, and Murphy is one of the strongest and most realistic one you'll find in YA fiction. If you enjoyed PEACHES, I'm sure you'll like this one, although it does share the one problem from the previous book - it drags horribly in the middle.
Other than that, I definitely recommend it, especially if you enjoyed the first title.
Sweet & juicy! Just like the first book in the series, Peaches. The girls are back for more adventures in this sequel. You'll see how their lives change & what choices they make. Leeda's family never ceases to amaze with their quest for southern perfection, Murphy's fallen hard for Rex & Birdie takes a trip far from home to see Enrico. You'll love following these girls on the road to growing up.