The Secret Journal of Brett Colton

The Secret Journal of Brett Colton

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by Kay Lynn Mangum
     
 
Kathy Colton can�t stand her brother, Brett. Her family talks as if he were perfect! All Kathy knows for sure is that Brett is dead. He died of leukemia when he was sixteen and she was only two. But when Kathy turns sixteen, she discovers her brother�s hidden journal - a journal written especially for her - and learns about the brother she never knew. At the same

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Kathy Colton can�t stand her brother, Brett. Her family talks as if he were perfect! All Kathy knows for sure is that Brett is dead. He died of leukemia when he was sixteen and she was only two. But when Kathy turns sixteen, she discovers her brother�s hidden journal - a journal written especially for her - and learns about the brother she never knew. At the same time, Kathy is mortified by an assignment to tutor the popular high school quarterback Jason West, a football jock who, even worse, is a Mormon. Author Kay Lynn Mangum brilliantly weaves the dual stories of a dying brother and a coming-of-age sister who learn the importance of loving our family and our friends and nurturing our faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590383995
Publisher:
Deseret Book Company
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.86(d)

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The Secret Journal of Brett Colton 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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I loved this book! I read it three times! Right up there with twilight. Read this book and you will be on the edge of you seat the whole time.\ This book would make a great gift for any teen age girls or guys.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very very good book. It was also very touching. I cried so many times. I love the love Brett has for his sister. It was a very good story. I like Kathy but sometimes I got a little mad at her and I admire her. She's a lot braver than me. I could never yell at the football jock, act in front of the school among other things.
omg37 More than 1 year ago
this book was amazing. it is full of suspense and romance and comedy. this book will make you cry and fall in love with the characters. this tells about a family who is stuck on their superstar son who died of luekiemia and his sister kathy has to live in the shadows of him. she is given a journal about her brothers life and she comes to find out many things she never knew. and has she battles learning all of this she also battles the challenges of school and her parents and a boyfriend. it really is a great book
LexyLoo More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! The journey Kathy takes and how much she grows during the book is amazing. I loved it so much and it is one of my all time favorites. It made me bawl in some parts but it was also very uplifting and had an amazing story to tell! i would suggest this book for anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
ok my friend who is a mormon was reading this book and i looked at the title and asked her if i could read it, she said i might not like it cuz it has some religious stuff in it. but when i read it i cried at parts and some parts made me smile forever, i will always love this book, everyone shoudl read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i hate to read but my friend told me she read this book and it was amazing, so i thought i would give it a try. It was more than amazing ! I laughed and I cried. I never thought anyone could get that much into a book. It is soo GOOD !
Guest More than 1 year ago
at first i wasn't to excited to read it, but both my sisters read it and we read almost the same exact books and they loved it, so i was like i'll try it....it happens to be one of my favorite books now! it teachs you a lesson that is worth reading it just for that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i didnt want to read this book at first but mysister forced me too. after she started reading it to me i had to keep going she was too busy to read to me all the time so i just decied to it without her. i read more then half of it in one night!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An awesome book. This is not only a book about a brother and a sister, but about two friends and a girl finding the true gospel. As Kathy finds out more about her brother that she feels stole her childhood, she learns a lot about herself in the process. Anyone who is dying for a good read needs to get this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not the type to read but i didn't put this book down until i was done. This was the only book that could make me cry and smile at the same time if you haven't previously i highly reccommend you read this. It is a highly uplifting book that you will love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the ideal definition of a 'can't put it down for a second' book. I am not a cryer in the least, let alone a reader for any sort of romance, yet this book had tears streaming down my face the entire time I was reading it. I only put it down to blow my nose and wipe my eyes because I couldn't read the font through the tears. It is indeed a touching novel,and makes you look back and be grateful for the gospel (if you're mormon). My mom was the one who recommended the book to me, and it wasn't until she sat me down and thrust the book in my face that I read it, and I do not regret it in the least. I am not an emotional person, or at least I wasn't, until I finished reading this book. I loved this book and would recommend it to all who enjoy a good and wholesome reading- and even those who don't because by the end, they will!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Original story with lots of surprises. I was inspired and touched, I laughed a lot, and yes I cried too. As I read Kathy's story, I related to her character, it brought back so many memories from high school and I found myself laughing out loud, because I realized I had had similar experiences in high school and just forgotten about them. The story has a lot of good moral lessons. In the beginning, I wasn't sure what to think of the main characters. But as the events unfolded in the story, the author did a great job developing the characters and showing the contrast in the growth and maturity of their personalities as they came to realize what was most important in life. This is a great, wholesome, uplifting story. I couldn't put it down and read it within just a few days - I didn't want it to end. A great gift idea for any young adult, parent or friend, and my husband enjoyed it just as much as I did. It was strongly recommended to me and I would and have recommended it in a heartbeat.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book for anyone who's every been a teenager, a parent, a sibling, or a friend. Be prepared to have your emotions put on edge, and don't pick up this book unless you have enough time to finish it. You won't want to put it down. Unbelievable that this book is the author's first effort.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is a powerful and compelling story! It was so good that i have read it over and over again!!