Tell Me a Secret
It's tough living in the shadow of a dead girl. . . .
In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda's death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister's world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.
When two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears, Miranda is stripped of her former life. She must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister's demons and her own.
In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.
Praise For Tell Me a Secret…
— Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Crank
“Tell Me a Secret is a gripping, emotional story about a young girl with a tragic past and an uncertain future. I dare you to set it down during its last hundred pages. I dare you.”
— Deb Caletti, National Book Award Nominee for Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
— Publishers Weekly
“Heartbreaking and hopeful. . . .Teens will be held by the fresh take on the teen-pregnancy plot.”
— ALA Booklist
“Holly Cupala’s debut novel will be immensely popular among teens. Teen fans will be captivated by the theme of owning your own path, the persistence of life and closure.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Compelling dialogue and vivid scenes.”
— Kirkus Reviews
HarperTeen, 9780061766664, 304pp.
Publication Date: June 22, 2010
About the Author
Holly Cupala is the author of Tell Me a Secret. When she isn’t writing or making art, she explores Seattle with her husband and daughter. A portion of her proceeds goes toward helping sexually exploited girls around the world.