IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE SECRET...
EVERYONE HAS THEIR LITTLE SECRETS
It all started with a little secret... Zoe Von Lynskey is a typical 13-year-old girl with an idyllic life and a bright future ahead of her-that is, until her 16-year-old brother is accidently shot by his friend Kirk Anderson. But is Josh's death truly an accident? Zoe suspects not. Kirk's parents and Zoe's parents are friends, and the two dads work for the same company, but Kirk has always been a bully to Zoe. With her big brother no longer there to protect her, she is now alone and vulnerable. When Zoe makes a fatal decision to protect herself against Kirk, her world begins to crumble under the weight of her secret. Her computer diary is her only confidant as she documents the wrenching depression, anxiety, partying, pregnancy, and suicide attempt that result. Everyone Has Their Little Secrets is a sharply observant and moving portrait of a teenager grappling with very adult problems-a stunning coming-of-age novel that pulls no punches.
- Paperback: 184 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (December 13, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478726865
- ISBN-13: 978-1478726869
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Everyone Has Their Little Secrets. There is one of us that doesn't. This book will take hold of your interest and keep you turning pages. Before long you will have finished the book. The characters are Zoe, Josh, Kirk and their families. The book is written like a diary which I found very interesting and easy to read. This is Zoe's diary. Josh, her older brother was always there for her until the day Kirk killed him. Zoe began to hurt so bad from what Kirk had done and what he was still doing. She finally decides she needs some way to protect herself from Kirk. This is a wonderful coming of age story that tells what a person or persons go through during that process of life. Your life is changed forever once those well hidden secrets, that have been hidden for so long, come to the surface. I believe the author wrote a keeper, to put on the shelf and re-read at a later date. I think everyone should read this book and take it to heart. All of us have secrets hidden either in our past or our present. Just think what might happen if they slip out of their hiding place? I hope there will be more books by Mr. Michael Louthan.
I was given a complimentary copy of EVERYONE HAS THEIR LITTLE SECRETS from the author, Michael Louthan and OutSkirts Press for my view of the book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
Michael Louthan was born in Enid, Oklahoma, and grew up in southwest Kansas. He graduated from Wichita State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. For the last twenty years Michael has lived in New Orleans. Visit his website at www.michaellouthan.com.
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