Saturday, August 25, 2007

Dark, Hidden Secrets...

Jo Knowles tackles dark hidden secrets with Lessons From a Dead Girl.

Laine has a secret with her childhood best friend, Leah.

Leah is everything Laine isn’t…vibrant, pretty, popular, so when Leah makes Laine her best friend forever, Laine feels on top of the world.

Until Leah begins to play a secret game with Laine that at a young age neither truly understand. The friendship shifts when Leah makes Laine promise something very crucial and Leah accidentally breaks it. Leah never forgives her.

The story travels from grade school through high school, following one friendship that blossoms, breaks, and then ultimately comes to a tragic end. A journey of one girl who learns harsh life lessons from another and tries to overcome secrets they both held in for years.

This novel is recommended for mature YA readers due to the sensitive subject matter Knowles handles so delicately.

Lessons From a Dead Girl is a fast-paced read that promises to capture the reader with the intense subject matter and emotional drama. Knowles isn’t afraid to write about hidden secrets that all too sadly happen in real life.

Don’t miss this one in October from Candlewick Press!

(Read the interview with Jo Knowles here.)

2 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, sounds like a real intriguing read. I'll keep an eye open for this one!

Kelly Parra said...

It definitely is, Tina! :) :)