Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Top ten books with secrets

Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight or nine and has been writing stories ever since. Her latest book is Sweet Honey.

One of Cassidy's ten favorite books with a sneaky secret, as shared at the Guardian:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is a teen book, and hugely powerful. It's about a girl who feels alone, isolated, outcast at her high school; her old friends won't speak to her. Melinda cannot quite remember why, but she's certain that they've got things very, very wrong. Then something happens to bring the memories flooding back, and Melinda finds her voice again… the secret is out at last.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Speak is among Lauren Roedy Vaughn's five top literary adult mentors and Kerry Cohen's five great books about teenage girls and sex.

--Marshal Zeringue