1/03/2015

Trading Secrets Review

My Thoughts:
I have to say this may have been one of my least favorite stories from Melody Carlson. I think perhaps from the veiwpoint of a mom, I found it a stretch. I just couldn't wrap my mind around allowing a seventeen year old girl, go to visit people you don't know. Melody's writing is great as usual I just didn't buy the concept. Even though it was not a favorite story for me, I do have to give this book 4 stars, the skill of Melody's craft is so evident. I do not know how she manages to write as much as she does and still keep the story fresh. Great writing earns this book 4 stars from this reviewer.

About the book:

Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they've exchanged many letters--and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah's never told Zack that she's actually a girl! While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack's Amish farm, she's afraid he'll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music--and that's where the fun really begins.

Bestselling author Melody Carlson brings young adults another fascinating tale of worlds colliding, secrets being revealed, and friendships forming. Teens will love this story of miscommunication and mishaps along the way to the truth.

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