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Keeping Secrets (Main Street Series #7)
     

Keeping Secrets (Main Street Series #7)

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by Ann M. Martin
 

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A new girl moves to Camden Falls . . . and brings some secrets with her.

Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki are sad that the Willets have moved out of the Row Houses - but they’re excited when they hear the new neighbors will have kids nearly their age. One of them, Willow, seems like a natural fit for their group of friends. The only problem? Willow

Overview


A new girl moves to Camden Falls . . . and brings some secrets with her.

Flora, Ruby, Olivia, and Nikki are sad that the Willets have moved out of the Row Houses - but they’re excited when they hear the new neighbors will have kids nearly their age. One of them, Willow, seems like a natural fit for their group of friends. The only problem? Willow doesn’t seem eager to be a part of life on Main Street.

Evenutally, Flora discovers that Willow has a secret - a secret tied to the often erratic behavior of her mother. What’s a good neighbor - and a new friend - to do?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
It a busy time in Camden Falls. There is the dog costume parade (arranged by Nikki to raise money for the animal shelter) and trick or treating on Halloween (which sends Ruby into a frenzy over choosing the perfect costume and has Flora and her friends feeling that maybe they are too old to go house to house now that they are in seventh grade). Olivia has a boyfriend and he has asked her to the Halloween Dance; Flora wonders why she does not have a boyfriend yet and whether she really wants one. And a new family has moved into the neighborhood. It has been a long time since there has been a new family in the Row Houses and Flora is excited to discover that the new girl, Willow Hamilton, is a seventh grader too. But it does not seem like Willow really wants to be friends. And there is something odd about Willow's mother. "Whoa," says Ruby when the Hamiltons disappear. "That is the weirdest mom in the universe." This seventh title in the "Main Street" series gives readers a glimpse into small town life and a peek behind closed doors where secrets are hidden. Lingering mysteries (why does Aunt Allie have a closet full of baby clothes) will leave fans eager to find out what happens next. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439868853
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Main Street Series
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
554,253
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.

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Keeping Secrets 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a Main Street fan I had to get the book as soon as it came out. But if you think any questions from the last book will be answered-keeping waiting for book #8. A new character was introduced in this book-which mostly delt with her. I love Main Street books and will just have to keep waiting for the next one.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Flora and Ruby are excited about the new family that is moving into the row houses. The family has two children. One is Willow, who is exactly the same age as Flora, Nikki, and Olivia. But this family is hiding a very scary and troublesome secret, which will impact the friendship of the girls. I liked this new book in the series. It was fast-moving, even with it being very small-townish. The characters are well-drawn, and the trouble in Willow's family is written with simplicity and understanding. Mental illness is a big problem in the United States and many girls can identify with Willow's problem. I always enjoy the simple joys these girls have and wish all kids could have these simple pleasures again. Flora and Ruby get excited about a dog parade, reading a good book, and just hanging out with each other.
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shorty_pants More than 1 year ago
I think that Keeping Secrets is a great book, along with the Main Street sereis as a whole. This series is great for girls ages 10 to 13.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Ann Martin's book sereies Mainstreet.
I have read everyone and all them are funny, exciting and there is almost
always a mystery to figure out. There is only one thing that has upset me and it is why Ann Martin changed the cover design. It was the same for
1-5, but not for the 6th one or this new upcoming addition to the series: Keeping Secrets. But Mainstreet is still my favorite series ever and can not wait till Keeping Secrets comes out.
sevqueen More than 1 year ago
I absoulutly LOVE this series i have read all of the books but i agree i dont like the change in designin the 6th book. i CAN'T wait untill the 7th book comes out i hope Ann keeps writing this series like she did with the babysitters club because i LOVE the series and will keep buying the books.