January 6, 2010
Waiting On Wednesday Jan 6
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
The concept of this book just sounds really good!
In a busy school cafeteria, a teenage girl is confronted by a classmate who questions her identity. He explains to the students who have crowded around that the girl bears an uncanny resemblance to his cousin, who was taken away by social services five years ago. Her parents abandoned her, fleeing the country after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars.
In this powerful novel that explores the possibility of mistaken identity, the evils of money and greed, and the heartfelt obligations of family and loyalty, Caroline B. Cooney has once again crafted a page-turner that will resonate with readers.
My middle schoolers have been reading Caroline B. Cooney forever. I'm constantly amazed by the variety of books she write.
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