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A Deep Dark Secret | [Kimberla Lawson Roby]

A Deep Dark Secret

In A Deep Dark Secret, a seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl harbors a terrible secret - one that threatens to tear her world apart. But the girl also houses a surprising inner strength, and the power to hope may just be what saves her.
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kimberla Lawson Roby has won adoring fans for her Rev. Curtis Black series, which includes Recorded Books' audio presentation of The Best of Everything.

In A Deep Dark Secret, a seemingly perfect 12-year-old girl harbors a terrible secret - one that threatens to tear her world apart. Convinced that her friends and family, including her mother, won't understand and will even blame her, Jillian keeps silent, enduring her pain, hoping that things will improve. But the problem only worsens. Just when things look bleakest, however, Jillian finds a surprising inner strength, and the power to hope may just be what saves her.

©2009 Kimberla Lawson Roby; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Powerful....An intense gem in an authentic voice." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Cocosweet 12-27-09
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    "Awesome"

    This book was very interesting.....I enjoyed it highly recommended.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria Chicago, IL, USA 10-30-09
    Victoria Chicago, IL, USA 10-30-09 Member Since 2005
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    "excellent"

    I was scared I would not this book but it was excellent!!!!!

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    renoj Galveston, TX, United States 06-21-12
    renoj Galveston, TX, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "HEARTBREAKING!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, Not unless you can take the pain of hearing a story about a helpless scared child being sexually abused by someone who is suppose to love and protect her, also it was really graphic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I LOVED when Jillian's mother started kicking the SOB till he passed out....


    Could you see A Deep Dark Secret being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Yes, sure it would be similar to the movie Precious. Who cares who the star should be I would never watch it.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was actually well written and the narrator was excellent but the thing that I just couldn't bare was the story and how real it was, so if you love reading KLR books she is still one of the best out. But I wish I never bought this audible. Even being someone who has never been through anything like that, it still piss me off knowing there are people out in the world like the Dad in this story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bianca United States 05-05-12
    bianca United States 05-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Hi my name is Bianca and I am a avid reader. I love all types of genres and read all the time. I am a book worm and always will be one.

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    "Memorable!!!"
    Where does A Deep Dark Secret rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Deep Dark Secret?

    I loved when jillians mother believed her and comforted her unlike Nicky's mother.


    Which character – as performed by Cherise Boothe – was your favorite?

    Jillian


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book made me cry alot.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that the narrator did a very great job telling the story. I love anything by Kimberla Lawson Robey. She is one of my favorite authors.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karlesha Memphis, TN, United States 08-23-10
    Karlesha Memphis, TN, United States 08-23-10
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    "Ok"

    It was ok for me. It was very predictable. I think I may have expected more from this author, but oh well. It was not the worst book I have listened to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KENNER, LA, United States 05-01-11
    Amazon Customer KENNER, LA, United States 05-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Powerful"

    This is a very powerful story. I will be talking about it for a while.

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    C MCDONOUGH, GA, USA 03-08-10
    C MCDONOUGH, GA, USA 03-08-10
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    "Predictable and Disappointing"

    The title was an upfront spoiler, who couldn't guess what the secret was going to be? But one could still hope for a more surprising deep dark secret, at least a twist could have been thrown in; unfortunately this story was so very, very, very predictable from beginning to typical ending. I had to force myself to listen to the entire 4 hours and 34 minutes of audio, geez was it torture, because the narrator, Cherise Boothe less than engaging tone really put a damper on the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda North, SC, United States 11-22-11
    Linda North, SC, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "awsome"

    It sound so real!!! I think every young person should read this book. It is one of my most likable books.

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