Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on April 28, 2015

Summary: "Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.

When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life." -- From Goodreads

I can't even begin to describe this book.  It was totally predictable.   Maddy's secrets turned out to be fairly easy to guess.  Ella was very dense, almost like she wanted to only see her sister in the best light.

I wish the author would have gone into more detail about Maddy's best friend.  She was a very shallow character and could have benefited from more of a back story.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from my local library.

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