Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Holly Cupala; Tell Me A Secret

ARC 
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: HarperTeen; 1 edition (June 22, 2010)







Synopsis

It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl. . . .

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.

When two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears, Miranda is stripped of her former life. She 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.




My Review


   Tell Me a Secret is one book that may have a secret but shouldn't be kept a secret. Tragedy is no secret in Miranda's life. She longs for the essential emotions that parents should provide for their children. So many secrets so many lives touched all because materialism and making sure your appearance is picture perfect. Miranda was self-efficient yet she was unable to help herself in so many ways. Things are said to happen for a reason and in Miranda's case Life happens for a wonderful reason. That life is Lexi her child she fights for courageously.  How many obstacle would you go through to prove your worth of that picture perfect life?
    I have never loved to hate a character so much until I read Delaney's character. I would love to read more about her. She is a chameleon of deceptions that will eat her alive in the end. I had this yearning to smack Kamran and tell him to wake up and be man, but he isn't he is a freaked out and scared teen. His character made the book that much more emotional and passionate. Desperation, longing and a chance to be whole makes Tell Me a Secret a book you will never forget.  I know all families have secrets. They can make you or break you. Holly Cupala has created intoxicatingly real story that will soar right to your heart.


 Tell Me a Secret is one of the must reads of 2010. I loved TMAS!!


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30 comments:

Mel said...

I have seen a lot about this book in the blogosphere lately and can't wait to read it. Great review!
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Malbebe said...

I've always had a feeling TMAS is an amazing read. I love your review, it wasn't painfully long.

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Meredith said...

This book sounds amazing! I can't wait for it to come out. Thanks for the review--I'm excited to read about Delaney now :)

Vidisha said...

Nice review...i really cant wait to read it...i am a follower my email is

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luiloth said...

I love characters that bring an emotional response even if it's not always positive - like Delaney's character - it makes the story realistic.
Thanks for the review
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Characters that you love to hate are so intriguing!! It's so fascinating to see how they tick. Thanks for the contest!!

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Kailia Sage said...

I can't wait to read this book! I sounds so great! Wonderful review!
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love your passionate review of this one. :)

Lisa_Gibson said...

I've heard good things about this book. Great review! I'm excited to read this.
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Riv Re said...
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Riv Re said...

I got a two chapter preview of this, and I'm still debating whether it's worth it to go out and get it...
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Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

AH, I so need to read this one!!!!

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Kemendraugh said...
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Kemendraugh said...

Hm, thanks for the great review! I had seen this book around, but now my interest is peaked, and I'll definitely be putting it on the top of my must-read list!

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Rae (In The Forest) said...

Great review. I've read the first couple of chapters. I can't wait to read more.

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linz said...

Great review. i can't wait for TMAS.

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Aik said...

After reading your review, I think that TMAS is a book that teenagers will enjoy!

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missreneer said...

I hadn't heard of this book until now and after reading your review I am very intrigued. I can actually relate to the main character and what she is going through.

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EmilyJoy said...
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EmilyJoy said...

Sounds intriguing. Loved you're review. Keep 'em coming! (Sorry, forgot to leave my email in the last post). emilyjoymitchell(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Awesome review. I hadn't heard of this book before. Putting it on my wish list.

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Nancye said...

This books sounds awesome! I definitely want to read it now!!

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kjovus said...

Both of my children are adopted. I would enjoy or cry a great deal, because this book will be very personal for me.

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KMichelleC87 said...

I cant wait to read this one!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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pinkangel1026 said...

can't wait to read this! Great review :)

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lyan said...

great review... sounds good wanting to read it

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Booklover said...

Awesome review! =) I am a follower

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Tin Nolasco said...

I wanted to read this ever since I saw the book. The cover is awesome and the summary is so interesting. And that was such a great review!

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