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Keeping You a Secret | [Julie Anne Peters]

Keeping You a Secret

First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blonde ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap.... We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what?
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Audible Editor Reviews

Author Julie Anne Peters is best known for writing young adult books about gender queer youth, and Keeping You a Secret is penned in the same vein. In this audiobook, popular Holland Jaeger's life (and sexuality) is thrown into question by the arrival of a new girl in the corridors of her high school.

Rebekah Levin performs this coming-out story in the authentic voice of a conflicted teenager. She is able to capture the exaggerated theatricality of high school students, as well as the shrill, authoritarian tones of teachers and parents. The overt drama of the performance complements the action-packed storyline in a way that deepens the listener's understanding of the obstacles facing queer youth.

Publisher's Summary

First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blonde ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap.... We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what?

©2003 Julie Anne Peters (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 09-30-13
    Mercedes Quilmes, Argentina 09-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!

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    "meeeh... could use an ending"
    Would you try another book from Julie Anne Peters and/or Rebekah Levin?

    not really...


    What was most disappointing about Julie Anne Peters’s story?

    too outdated and lost so much time on the beginning...


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    kinda


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the narrator did a decent job


    Any additional comments?

    has no ending whatsoever... too naif for me

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BRUCE L. MANSFIELD HURST, TX USA 03-02-14
    BRUCE L. MANSFIELD HURST, TX USA 03-02-14 Member Since 2000
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    "A story of how not to love"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes for the perspective of what love isn't. The relationship between the two girls is abusive. Cece is abusive of Holland and when you love someone you just aren't. As an attorney who has helped many women in such relationships with men the fact the other person is a woman doesn't change the situation.


    Would you recommend Keeping You a Secret to your friends? Why or why not?

    Obsessive love is not love. It is possession and selfish. As an example of this yes.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Yes.


    Did Keeping You a Secret inspire you to do anything?

    Yes to write this review. I had not written any before reading this book. It took me six months to get around to it and I even wrote other reviews prior to this one but reading this boom left me with a desire to say what happened in the book was not true love.


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    janis burson, CA, United States 07-14-13
    janis burson, CA, United States 07-14-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Sweet, Sad, Happy, and so very real !!"
    If you could sum up Keeping You a Secret in three words, what would they be?

    Coming Out Sucks!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Make it longer. Get into the main characters more.


    Have you listened to any of Rebekah Levin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It gets better!


    Any additional comments?

    Coming out is scary and when your Mother throws you out, It's scary, your alone and now hurt! It happens all the time! Good for the author for bring it out!

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "teen story about comming out"

    its a well written, easy story about coming out and the difficulties with parents, school, and meeting a gf. Its based at high school. More of a teen novel then adult I kinda felt that it could have been longer there was a lot of things which could have been developed more around which would have added to the novel. But its a nice read and easy listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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