Publisher: Harper Teen
ISBN: 978-0-06-176666-4 (trade bdg.)
Received From: Purchased myself.
Rating: 5 Roses
TELL ME A SECRET BY HOLLY CUPALA
After two perilous minutes, I peered at the little window. One pinkish-purple line was strong. I looked closer for a second line-- so faint it seemed ti shadow the first. I read the direction again, to be sure. "Lines may not be the same strength of color," it taunted. "Over 99% accurate," proclaimed the bold letters. And as I watched, the line darkened to a grim pink. My stomach was the first to respond.
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 dream-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 the 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.
This is a great story. The material that this story deals with is moving. I felt allot while reading this book. And I can relate as a teen mom myself. Although i didn't have to deal with all the things as bad as Rand, man this book was heart touching. & left a place in my heart. I cried. Not just shed a tear, i cried. You have a scared teenager, Rand, who though she was in a relationship. Of course 1 out of 10 times it doesn't happen. She gets in with the wrong crowd! And her life changes forever. Not to mention while she is dealing with this, she is also dealing with her sisters death, that leaves so many UNANSWERED questions. But in the changes that come, Rand finds herself. And the love, she's always longed for!! Great tale. Great story line. Fast-paced. The writing was smooth, you could keep up, and understand what was going on. Holly Cupala hit it head on when she wrote this book. & I am honored to have read it. I will forever remember this story.