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This Is What I Want to Tell You

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  • Posted February 17, 2010

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    One Summer Away

    Your twin is your other half, the one who knows you inside and out so what happens if he starts keeping the most important things from you? What happens when our twin brother is secretly in love with your best friend? "This is What I Want to Tell You" by Heather Stone shares the emotions between teenage friends and siblings. Keely, Noelle, and Nadio have been best friends since they can remember what will Noelle do when she finds out she is the third wheel?
    Keely, Nadio, and Noelle grew up together on an orchard and spent every waking second together. Their story starts when Keely comes back from her summer away at Oxford. Keely and Noelle are best friends but when Keely returns they can't get along, Noelle has no desire to see her or even talk to her. Noelle rebelled started going to parties and found herself a guy named Parker. Nadio and Keely started hanging out more and more and Nadio started seeing her as more than just his sister's best friend. He fell and love and couldn't get himself to tell Noelle so what happens when she finds out?
    The format and the writing style of this book makes it easy to read, and very enjoyable. Each chapter switches between sharing Nadio's story to sharing Noelle's story and portraying the feelings, thoughts, and actions of both of them. Heather uses a very easy to read style that gets these teen's feelings across in an easy to read way. I liked this book and would recommend it to young adults. People can easily relate to some of these situations and makes it even that much better to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2009

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    An insightful read

    Noelle and Nadio are twins. Noelle and Keeley are best friends. Keeley spends the summer in Europe with her family. This story is what happens after Keeley returns.

    Upon her return, Keeley knows something is different with Noelle. Their friendship is not smooth anymore. There's too much space between them and no words can be used to bring them together. Noelle finds a new friend, Jessica, while Keeley is away. It's because of this friendship she meets Parker.

    Parker is Noelle's secret. She doesn't speak of him with Nadio and certainly not with Keeley. As her feelings for Parker intensifies, Nadio and Keeley are starting a new love themselves. Keeley is conflicted with keeping their relationship a secret from Noelle. She's also struggling with an event that occurred during the summer that can negatively impact her relationship with Nadio.
    When Noelle discovers their relationship, she reacts in such a volatile way, that all parties will begin to question the closeness of their friendship.

    I have to say, I wasn't sure if I liked Noelle or not. She kept her relationship with Parker a secret, but yet was angry with Nadio and Keeley for keeping their relationship a secret. It wasn't until I saw how scared she was of not having a chance to live, that I started to warm up to her.

    Nadio has an interesting role in the story. Not only is he the twin brother and the best friend's brother, he's the man of the house. Nadio's father left the family and Nadio isn't sure how to be. He questions his feelings, he isn't sure what to do and blames his father for this. He begins to write letters to his father as a way to figure out who he is as a son, a brother, a boyfriend and an individual. Nadio is conflicted with his new feelings for Keeley and his loyalty to his sister.

    This Is What I Want to Tell You illustrates the repercussions on a relationship that is strained by jealousy and secrets.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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