After an abrupt move across the country to San Francisco, sixteen-year-old Livvy is shocked to find that her mother has lied to her. Instead of looking for work at a bakery, her mom is taking care of Adelle, Livvy’s grandmother, who Livvy thought was long dead. Suffering from Alzheimer’s, Adelle shouts out startling details, mistakes her own name, and seems to relive moments that may have taken place in a concentration camp. When Livvy and her new friend Franklin D. find journal entries from the Holocaust in Adelle’s home, Livvy begins to suspect that her grandmother may have a shocking link to a notable figure -- Anne Frank.
About the Author
L.B. Schulman is the author of League of Strays, published by Abrams/Amulet in 2012. She lives in San Rafael, California. lbschulman.com.
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A complex coming-of-age story with a historical twist Note: This review contains NO spoilers Hmmm... Stolen Secrets is a complex coming-of-age story of a young girl learning more about her family history and the secrets that filled it. There was so many layers within the story that made this a compelling mystery to solve. L.B. Shulman weaved an intricate story with a balance of drama, romance, mystery, history, and teen-age angst. The twists in the story is so compelling making this a riveting page-turner. With the intricate character development and world-building, the story drew me into the mystery of who Livvy's grandmother really is. I even got all caught up into solving the mystery...haha! And.. Wow! This is definitely worth the read! Plus, there is an Author Note that everyone that reads this should read. It is apparent in her writing that she took great care in researching the history of Anne Frank when she wrote this. L.B. Schulman take great care in being accurate with history while intertwining it into her fictional story.