Congratulations to CCWC president and Young Adult novelist, Trisha Leaver, on the paperback release of her Contemporary Novel, THE SECRETS WE KEEP (FSG/ Macmillan)!
Twin Sisters. A fatal accident. A devastating lie.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy’s shadow, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she’s chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy’s world.
When―after a heated argument―Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy’s death and everyone’s grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy’s life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options―confess her deception or live her sister’s life.
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver is a fast-paced, powerful story about identity, sibling love, and accepting yourself.
Praise for the SECRETS we KEEP
*”Leaver’s story is certainly entertaining and intriguing. VERDICT: This should be a primary purchase for any library.” ~SLJ, STARRED (AUDIO) REVIEW
*”Leaver’s brilliant novel is the high school version of What Happened to Janie? The compelling premise will attract readers and the strong characterization will keep them enthralled.” ~VOYA, STARRED REVIEW
“Watching Ella grapple with questions about life, death, and love makes for rewarding reading.” ~Publishers Weekly