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Reviews by Tag: family secrets

Teen Review
Emily Albright
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Monday, Feb 29, 2016

Evie needs to find out who her mother really was. She embarks on a quest into her mother’s past when she is given letters written to her before her mother died. One of the first things she has to do is to attend Oxford university, her mother’s alma mater, where meets Edmund. She can’t help but be attracted to the charming and handsome boy, who also happens to be the second prince of England. They spend more and more time together as they try to figure out the clues her mother left her. But doubts arise as she learns that he can not be with an untitled American, when she finds out her true...

Teen Review
Jennifer Donnelly
Reviewer's Rating: 
3
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

Mattie Gokey has big dreams of one day going to college, but little chance of realizing them. She has to stay behind and protect her sisters and entire family from financial ruin. Desperate for money, she takes at the Glenmore, a hotel for high class people vacationing nearby. There, hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with a packet of letters to burn for her. But when Grace’s drowned body is discovered in the lake, Mattie realizes the letters could reveal the dark truth behind a murder.

This book was confusing. It switched between the backstory to the present which made it hard to...

Staff Review
The cover is a close up picture of an orange poppy in sunlight with the title Jellicoe Road at the top of the page on an orange background.
Melina Marchetta
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Monday, Apr 13, 2015

I know this is a somewhat older title with a copyright of 2006, but I missed it back then and every year since. Why? Why did I wait SO long to read it? And why can I only give it five stars? I want to give it ten on scale of one to five!

Staff Review
A picture of the cover from We Were Liars by e. lockhart
e. lockhart
Reviewer's Rating: 
5
Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014

I am generous with 4 star ratings, but I don't give out a lot of 5 stars; I reserve those for the most exceptional books. This was an exceptional book!