This Secret I Keepby Angela Hall
Her apparent battle with undisclosed
Journeying through life with undisclosed secrets can make the very ground you walk on unstable. Close friends, Aire Johnson and Camille Douglas, learn the impact of the secrets they conceal. Aire blossoms from a humble and naive college girl into an independent woman who must face the truth about one important aspect of herself.
Her apparent battle with undisclosed intimate desires can potentially cost her the true love that awaits her. She is torn between societal expectations and her strong desire to love and be loved. While Camille, who is openly gay fights the deep dark secret of her childhood by indulging in a toxic relationship that holds even more complex secrets.
When a dramatic change shocks her into reality she is forced to probe her inner-self for answers to her innermost questions.
A series of peaks and valleys describe what these two characters must face as they seek to find their personal truth and resolve the secrets they keep. The richness of the characters portrayed in This Secret I Keep, will breathe life, exert passion, and resolve curiosity. A collage of twists and turns will, ultimately, lead to a secret worth keeping.
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Let's start with the whole book is only 89 pages long and sells for $9.95. Ms Hall is an African American and I decided to go ahead and read it as a different perspective of lesbianism. I know from sponsoring the Gay/Straight Alliance at my high school that there are differences. Unfortunately, this turned into a situation similar to reading the essays written by my 16/17 year old students. At first, I thought vernacular was being used to set a tone for the book - "mines" instead of "mine," "gonna" instead of "going to," but then I realize that these terms weren't being used in conversations or where you're reading the characters' thoughts. It's also full of slang that I couldn't figure out. She keeps using the term "chrome" and in one place it seemed to indicate a knife and the other a gun. I'm still not sure. There are also words left out, poor sentence structure and the two main characters are bizarre. They're supposed to be best friends, but, at the end of the book I seriously wondered why one of them didn't kill the other one. And I'm a pacifist! No, I seriously recommend that you spend your money on better books that are out there and avoid this one.