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The Secret Between Us

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Delinsky Does it Again!

I must say that I love the few books that I have read by Barbara Delinsky. Of course, when I purchase them, I do so in no particular order, and often times read a book from 1993 and then read a book from 2006 next.

The Secret Between Us is a great story of the str...
I must say that I love the few books that I have read by Barbara Delinsky. Of course, when I purchase them, I do so in no particular order, and often times read a book from 1993 and then read a book from 2006 next.

The Secret Between Us is a great story of the strong relationship between mother and daughter. All too often, mothers forget that their children have strong emotions and are capable of heading down a shame-spiral if they feel guilt. "Mother knows best" sometimes does not apply, hence this book.

It begins with a very scary automobile accident involving a pedestrian. The mother, a very well-respected family doctor in a small town, takes matters into her own hands and simply forgets that we are responsible for our own actions in the world. From page one, I was immediately captivated by Delinsky's words, and I found myself often wondering what I would do in the same situation.

posted by TangledUpInBlue19 on May 17, 2010

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Intriging

This novel is about a mother named Deborah and her daughter, Grace who one night they are driving home and Deborah and Grace are arguing about what Grace was really doing at her friends house before her mom came to pick her up. It is raining like crazy and very hard to ...
This novel is about a mother named Deborah and her daughter, Grace who one night they are driving home and Deborah and Grace are arguing about what Grace was really doing at her friends house before her mom came to pick her up. It is raining like crazy and very hard to see especially for Grace who is driving when all of a sudden they hear a "thud". they find out a few minutes later that it was Grace's teacher from school and she had just ran him over! Deborah does not want her daughter to take the blame so she tells her daughter to leave before the police arrive. Now Grace and her mother have to face a hard ship for what they have done and keep it a secret from EVERYONE. What I liked about this book was the whole situation between the mother and daughter and by the end their relationship has grown even stronger. What I disliked about this book was the ending, I feel that the ending was rushed and I didn't get enough time to let the ending sink in. The moral of the story is to not lie especially not to authorties and to stick with your family through thick and thin. As a teenager this book relates to me because I am a sixteen year old girl who is quiet and keeps her feelings to herself and lets everthing bother her just like Grace.

posted by 9860381 on October 12, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    Great read

    Secrets at every turn creates suspense

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    Great Read.

    This was a really great read. It got a bit heavy at times but overall great read.

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  • Posted February 16, 2009

    Departure from Delinsky Norm

    While this is definitely a relationship story, the focus is on mother and daughter, and any romance is definitely background information. I found it a refreshing look at today's family setup. Very thought-provoking, as I was reminded time and again of times when either the mother or daughter could have made better choices and contemplated what might have happened had they sought a different path. I would definitely recommend it to Delinsky fans and readers who are discovering Delinsky for the first time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Excellent book worth reading

    The characters are well developed and the plot is intense with many dilemmas to consider as the reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    I liked it.

    It was a very good book. It was easy to relate to and I thought it was a great book for my age group. A lot of girls could really relate to this book.

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