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This Is What I Want to Tell You

This Is What I Want to Tell You

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by Heather Duffy Stone

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Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they try to hide it from Noelle, who's jealously guarding a secret of her own. Slowly, a life-long friendship begins to

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books i have ever read. You can feel the emotion so strongly from both characters that you feel like you are there living the story with them. This book will break your heart and then put it back together. This book is a must read and i would recommend it to everyone. Be prepared to shed some tears.
April4492 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book. Noelle and Nadio have a unique bond. When kelly comes back from her trip she acts different more confident. Nadio and kelly start having a relationship. Noelle doesn't know about it but she feels like there's something. But noelle has this secret boyfriend and when noelle finds out about nadio and kelly she freaks. But she just feels scared and alone and wants things to be back the way it was between each other, before everything changed. It has a really good ending and is a must read.
IHeart2Read More than 1 year ago
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.
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Galleysmith More than 1 year ago
Navigating precarious relationships is the name of this book's game. Family, friends and romantic interactions are all showcased with a dynamic realism. The most forceful portrayal being Noelle's relationships with everyone she encounters. At the tender age of sixteen she runs the gambit of emotions from blind euphoria to obsession, rage, betrayal and depression - ultimately culminating in an act of self-realization that will shock and sadden the reader. On the other hand there is the more muted tone of her brother Nadio and best friend Keeley. The two and their love story play and underlying roll in the story but one that ultimately spurns the culmination of events in Noelle's life. So for that one moment they too become as dynamic as she. I found myself wishing that more of the twin dynamic was explored and that we got to see the inner workings of Noelle's relationship with Nadio. Seeing how that played into Noelle's decision making process (or didn't as it were) as she navigated her relationships may have added more emotion to Nadio's story. It certainly would have lent more power to her discovery of the blooming romance between he and her best friend. It would have made that betrayal more tragic in the readers eyes. As is the case with much young adult fiction the parent as friend factor played into the story here. While in many cases this element of a story doesn't quite jibe it really worked well here. A father that had abandoned his family and a mother who compensated for that by being "cool, hip and understanding" and allowing the teens more freedom went a long way in facilitating Noelle's ultimate decent. The events leading to Keeley's personality shift during her time in Oxford seemed to hang out there in nowhere. They neither drove the overall story nor had great influence on anything but the small underlying story of she and Nadio. While it did effect her growing relationship with him, the fact that this novel appeared to be more of a story about Noelle made the admission and recognition of what transpired seem slightly out of place. Having said that, the recognition of those events was handled tenderly and with great respect and dignity. Exactly as one would expect a conversation of this nature between two young adults to go. Given this fact it is important to point out that this was an exceptionally well written story. It was not difficult for the reader to visualize characters, locations and events in any way. At times a reader may even find themselves feeling and living certain parts through the eyes of the character they most relate to. In the end, this was not a light and fluffy read nor is it intensely dark and brooding. It had a great deal of angst and certainly its share of emotional upheaval but all was befitting a struggling teen. I would encourage adults and youngsters both to read This is What I Want To Tell You.