India lives in the lap of luxury on a posh housing estate. Her mum is a famous children's clothes designer and her dad is top man at a top company. But India is far from happy with her life. Her uptight anorexic mother does little to hide her disappointment in her chubby offspring, and her dad is decidedly distracted these days, so India follows in the footsteps of her heroine Anne Frank and reveals all in her secret diary.
Treasure lives in a council flat with her glamorous, line-dancing Nan but is scared she may one day have to go back to live with her mum. She, too, keeps a diary but hers is called the Terrible Terry Torture Manual and is filled with all the things she would like to do to get her own back on her bullying stepfather.
Treasure, the floppy-haired stringbean, and India, the rotund red-head, meet by chance and against the odds forge a friendship that is tested to the limit when Treasure runs away to avoid having to go and live with her mum and Terry again. The frightened little girl takes refuge in her new best friend's attic, while India relishes the chance to take care of a real Anne Frank...
Told via alternating entries from the two very different diaries, Secrets brimms with the stuff of pre-teen childhood (best friends, secrets, diaries and the allure of other people's families) while cleverly combining the swift realism of class barriers, broken homes and society's deep rooted suspicions.
Wilson does it again in a book that will undoubtedly win her new fans, but will also be warmly welcomed by anyone who has read The Illustrated Mum, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Vicky Angel, The Bed and Breakfast Star or any of the other superb award-winning titles this remarkable author has tucked safely under her belt. Age 8 and over. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
outstanding i loved it it is a very good book wich is sad happy funny it is s very good book it is worth bying
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It is a good read and has interesting twists and turns, it took me a day to read but was still very good.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I love this book, Secrets, it is one of my favourite Jaqueline Wilson books. I am rating it 5 Star ...Published 1 month ago by Phoebe Jones-Cowie
'Secrets' is an brilliant novel by Jacqueline Wilson. She really makes the story come alive and makes you feel like the characters in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The bookworm
I chose this rating because it deserves it.an amazing book about the story of two completely student girls who become the best of friends and even end up in a crazy adventure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daisy
Secrets is the best book by far by Jacqueline Wilson two sharing their difficulties with life the best but I can't help but feel sorry for treasure but her nan is a great support... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hector
this is a very touching book , ( no its not about having s#x and men trying to get other girls pregnant … here goes
its where two girls have no friends at schol or home... Read more