Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review: Secrets

Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I''ll Tell You Mine...Maybe by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Publication Date: April 2010
Publisher: Enchanted Self Press
ISBN-13: 9780979895210
ISBN: 0979895219

(Received for review from Pump Up Your Book Promotions)

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Synopsis (Book Blurb):

Following on the heels of the best-selling book, The Truth, Secrets is the continuing diary of a girl moving into her teen-age years. The Girl has plenty to fill her journal. The pages reveal a new school, a new baby in the family, new friends, a new guy and a new set of issues to face. Share the secret world of an almost-teen as she learns which secrets to share and which to keep to herself.

Thoughts:

Secrets, is the second book in The Truth series by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein. In the first book, The Truth we met a young girl about 10 or 11 through her diary entries as she explored life and learned a lot of crucial lessons. The second book is her continuing journey into the teenage years. Holstein has a really affinity for understanding young girls and allowing herself to see things from their perspective.

I think we often times forget what it was like to be in that awkward age leading up to high school. Middle school can be tough and a book like Secrets could be a big help to young girls and their moms, to help keep the lines of communication open. This book can be read by the young girl alone or with a mom or parent who is interested in finding out what is going on in her child's life. I have two daughters who fall in this age range and I felt that this book was very helpful in bringing me back to my own experiences and seeing where my girls are coming from.

The author uses her experiences as a teacher, and a psychologist to give the reader a book that is both educational and entertaining. Her style of writing seems to really reflect what young girls are thinking and it's easy for them to understand and relate to the young girl in the diary. One of the things that I appreciate about this book is that the author understood that girls who read this book may want to start keeping a diary of their own. She gives them room on each page to present their own thoughts about the subject.

I believe journaling or writing in a diary is good for young girls as well as adults. It helps to focus the thoughts and it helps them express feelings that they may have kept bottled up inside. I think this book is a great addition to the Truth series and I look forward to sharing more of them with my children and my readers.

Secrets is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

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