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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: YouWriteOn.com; First Edition edition (8 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849232504
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849232500
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,502,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gail Jones lives in South Yorkshire, England. She works part time for her local council diagnosing and fixing computer faults. She says trying to work out the problems with them gets her creative mind in gear!

Gail has also worked voluntarily with children and young people for over twenty years and loved 'just about' every minute of it. She enjoys joining in the games and says she is just a big kid really.

Gail has been writing for years but, 'Family Secrets' her first young adult book was published in 2008, the sequel 'Family Fear' followed in 2010 and the final part, 'Family Missing' was released in 2012.

Making up stories for her children's groups started Gail writing and she has now published some of those picture books. They are all based around a little squirrel who keeps getting into trouble, Gail says, 'My group of five to nine-year-olds loved the adventures of the squirrel and identified with him as they were often in trouble too!' 'Toby Squirrel and Friends' are in ebook only. The first two 'Toby is Lost' and 'Thief' were illustrated by a friend but the third book, 'Beaut' due out in 2013 is illustrated by Gail.

'At school I was useless at art but when I needed an illustrator I decided to do an art course and give it a go. I've been very pleased with the results and hope the readers like them too.'

Gail never works on only one story at a time and is currently working on other teen fiction stories 'Witness' - Fourteen-year-old Keila's best friend is murdered but was she the intended victim or is Keila in grave danger? and 'Time Fixers' fourteen-year-old Jess is an agony aunt to all her friends but when mysterious and gorgeous Eli arrives and asks her to work for a futuristic agency helping other young adults, has she taken on more than she can handle?

You can view a sample of Gail's artwork and updates on her current projects on her facebook page. www.facebook.com/GailJonesBooksuk

You can also visit Gail's website www.gailjonesbooks.co.uk and follow Gail on twitter @gjonesfiction for all up to date news

Product Description

From the Back Cover

Hi. I'm Rachel. I'm fifteen.

When we moved house (Dad's idea), I was so dreading starting my new school. Turns out, that was the least of my worries. Within weeks I'd:

1. Fallen out with my new best friend.
2. Found out I was adopted and
3. Figured out my parents were keeping something from me. (Apart from me being adopted, that is.)

Turns out my whole life was a lie and I'd got to figure out the truth. I was like, a total wreck! The only good thing was Luke.

Anyway, if you're interested, you can find out about Luke and all our Family Secrets inside.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cerys93 on 4 Sep 2011
Format: Paperback
I loved this book, and I read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down!

You feel sorry for Rachel at the start, because she just found out she was adopted, and she found out from her school bully, but then you feel angry towards her parents because you just know they're keeping another secret, but you don't know what!
So then it turns into every teens idea of fun, to go off on an adventure with a handsome male sidekick to be independant and uncover the truth for yourself, but maybe the truth isn't so great when you find out?

Great first book in the Rachel trilogy, a really good read :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Naomi H on 28 Jan 2011
Format: Paperback
Enjoyed every word! About a girl discovering herself and learning a few life truths along the way.
Get this book if you like a tear jerker, a giggle and a little bit of lurve!!
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By animals on 17 Nov 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thought that this was ok but could have been a bit better then it was. It was all about secrets and families.
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I really enjoyed reading this book (even though I am 70 years old!). It has a good storyline and deals with teenage issues very sensitively.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. L. Haines on 3 Feb 2009
Format: Paperback
We (Karen & Pam Haines) would highly recommend this book, it is a thouroughly enjoyable read. Once you've started it you'll find it difficult to put it down. Can't wait for the sequel!! Well done to the author!
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