Fifteen top young-adult authors let us in on some provocative secrets in this fascinating collection of short fiction that will have listeners talking.
A baby no one knows about. A dangerous hidden identity. Hookups that are off-limits. A parent whose problems your friends won't understand. Everyone keeps secrets—from themselves, from their families, from their friends—and secrets have a habit of shaping lives around them.
Acclaimed author Ann Angel brings together some of today's most gifted YA authors as they explore unique perspectives on secrets, in genres as diverse as the writers themselves: Do they make you stronger or weaker? Do they alter your world when revealed? Do they compartmentalize your life into what you're willing to share and what you aren't? The one thing these stories have in common is how they reveal the characters' secret selves buried underneath—whether they want them to be shared or not.
With stories by: Ann Angel, Kerry Cohen, Louise Hawes, Varian Johnson, erica l. kaufman, Ron Koertge, E. M. Kokie, Chris Lynch, Kekla Magoon, Zoë Marriott, Katy Moran, J. L. Powers, Mary Ann Rodman, Cynthia Leitich Smith, and Ellen Wittlinger.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||14 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Ann Angel is the author of the Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing, which won a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, among many other biographies. She was also contributing editor of the anthology Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty. A graduate of Vermont College’s MFA program in writing for children and young adults, Ann Angel directs the English graduate program at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, where she lives with her family. She says she was drawn to the idea behind Things I’ll Never Say because she believes that the secret self is often the true self.