Monday, January 16, 2017

The Best Kept Secret by Wendi Nunnery

The Best Kept Secret (The Best Kept Secret #1)
Wendi Nunnery
Published June 2015 by BookFish Books
Genres:  Young Adult, Contemporary


In high school, everyone has secrets. Even well-brought-up Emma Fraser.

Emma’s sophomore year started out all wrong. First, her best friend Andy confessed to losing his virginity leaving Emma all alone in the V-Club. Then the rest of her friends got weird and suddenly Emma finds herself feeling like the people she knows best have become total strangers. And total strangers are becoming friends.

When Deegan Burke, a rich, gorgeous senior, asks Emma to be his date for the prom, Emma thinks her luck has begun to change. But rather than being able to bask in this newfound glory, her whole world starts to unravel. And when secrets that once seemed so innocent start to take a very dangerous turn, Emma discovers that true friends are friends no matter what…and some secrets aren’t worth keeping.

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My Thoughts

Emma and her best friend Andy, have been friends for years.  She goes over to Andy's house all the time, but just recently has she been noticing Andy's big brother Jesse.  Emma really starts to actually like Jesse in a way more than just Andy's brother.  But Emma also likes Deegan, who is a gorgeous senior.  

When prom comes around Deegan asks Emma and she is thrilled to go with him.  But she also has Jesse in the back of her mind.  So she has her friend Elise go with Jesse,  She later finds out that Jesse really wanted to go to prom with Emma.  While at prom Emma witnesses something very bad, between Jesse and Deegan.  Later on, Jesse takes his life for what Deegan did.  Emma is absolutely heart broken.  

While the premise of this book sounded really good.  I could not stand the writing at all.  I felt like the author was all over the place.  The chapters did not flow at all!  There were also, some major errors in the book, that I really could not get over.  The last 50 pages, I pretty much just skimmed.  

I think if the writing wasn't so bad the book would not of been that bad.  The plot of the story was really good and there were some strong topics that are good to discuss.  But I just couldn't get past the writing.


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