Keeping You A Secret

Keeping You A Secret

A Novel

Book - 2003
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As she begins a very tough last semester of high school, Holland finds herself puzzled about her future and intrigued by a transfer student who wants to start a Lesbigay club at school
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316702751
0316702757
9780316009850
0316009857
Characteristics: 250 p. ; 22 cm

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emilyc2017
Aug 01, 2017

Oh gosh, where do I begin? Let's say you really liked someone and you are pretty sure they liked you too. Now let's say you pursued that relationship and it worked out. Your a couple. It's working out great and you are on top of the world and you want to let the whole world know but your significant other wants to keep you a secret, would this bother you? Would you agree to dating on the down low? Could you fully trust this person? Love is powerful, especially when you give yourself fully to someone else and you know they've done the same for you. But when you don't know this for sure it can eat you up from the inside. This is the premise of this story. I really enjoyed the story line and the affection between the two main characters however I felt they weren't as fleshed out as they could have been but other than that this was a really good read.

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Forest_fox
Apr 08, 2017

Worth reading

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Astro2122
Dec 03, 2015

I, on so many many levels know exactly what's going on here with Holland and Cece. It feels like the book is almost an embodiment of the souls of so many lgbtqi individuals.

I 110% understand the struggle when you know who you are better than others, and yet are forced to remain hidden for no reason other than for your safety.

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raselyem7
Jun 26, 2015

After reading "Kissing Kate" last week, which was surprisingly dated and disappointing on the salience of the LGBTQ issues and relationships front, this book was a lovely read. Peters' novel was absolutely ground breaking when it came out, there simply weren't many queer girl books available at the time.

The main character is a swimmer and general over achiever. Her mom supports / pressures her to go to a good college and to live a life better than hers was. While this is understandable - parents want what is best for their children - the weight of the expectations makes it hard for Holland to live her own life, and even to figure out what she wants in life. Not an easy thing for someone discovering their sexuality. The relationship is well developed, with solid characterization, and the supporting characters, while not super duper dramatically developed, serve their purposes just fine. The story takes place amidst school-related homophobia, and alongside long-term friendships going through the changes that take place with growing up. It was a good read, with complex people where stereotypes are interrogated and, unlike "Annie on my Mind," the lovers do get to stay together, even though getting to that point has a lot of challenges.

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 05, 2014

beautiful book.

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xiaochong
Jul 14, 2013

I love this book so much. Somehow I wish both Holland and Cece were real and happy.

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stargirl04
Mar 11, 2012

Great book .

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Haven0406
Mar 04, 2012

never read a book like this. omg!! i loved this book :)

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witchgirl
Feb 01, 2012

Really good book, I really enjoyed it.

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sconesandthings
May 02, 2011

A very quick read, finished it in a couple of hours. Very interesting to get inside the head of a girl so confused about her sexuality. A good book for teens and also for opening up discussions about sexuality.

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Jun 28, 2011

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Jul 20, 2010

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sapphicatthedisco
Jan 19, 2014

Sexual Content: Seth is obsessed with doing it with Holland

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tiffanyhna
Jun 28, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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