Author: Holly Cupala
Published: June 22nrd, 2010 by Harper Collins
Details: Hardcover, 256 pgs
Mine is an ARC though.
Reading level: Young Adult
Received from: won from author
Tell me a secret, and I'll tell you one…
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.
Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda 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.
I barely put the book down and I still feel choked up. This was one emotional ride. I felt full of anger at the friends who betrayed her, at the control freak mother, and the father who couldn't speak up. At the boyfriend who wouldn't listen and at her for not standing up and screaming at them all! I then just felt plain sad because of her whole situation and I just wanted to help her somehow.
This book tells it as it is. I think even teenagers who aren't, or haven't been, in a situation like this can relate in some way or another. Any female should feel compassion and understand Rand and her feelings and many will find relief in knowing they aren't the only ones that went through something like that, or something similar. It's been a long time since I was a teenager but this book brought it all back. SO many memories of my own and my own stories, that although are completely different from Rands, are yet so similar.
Holly did a wonderful job in not only her writing, which was perfect, she also got into the head of teenager and told her story perfectly. I look forward to reading anything, and everything Holly ever writes.
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