Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

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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 blond 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?

About Julie Anne Peters

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Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Keeping You a Secret, Between Mom and Jo, Define "Normal," Far from Xanadu, and Luna, a National Book Award Finalist.
Published July 31, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 268 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Children's Books. Fiction

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The reason for the secrecy is slightly unconvincing, but Peters keeps the action flowing as Mom throws Holland out when she discovers what she’s up to, and Holland discovers more resources in herself than she ever imagined.

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Holland's adjustment to her new sexuality after she first kisses Cece seems too sudden, and while Peters foreshadows her mother's intolerance in some ways (she throws out a T-shirt belonging to Holland's goth stepsister, Faith), her reaction when Holland confesses comes across as extreme.

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Holland Jaeger is the epitome of highschool royalty: beautiful, popular, smart, involved in various school activities, and has a boyfriend who adores her.

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