#bookreview: Secrets by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Book: Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine Maybe

Author: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Publisher: Enchanted Self Press

ISBN: 978-0-9798952-1-0

Pages/Prices: 128/$8.95

Category: Fiction/Teen

About Secrets

picture book jacket Secrets by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Following on the heels of the best-selling book The Truth, SECRETS is the continuing diary of a girl moving into her teen-age years. The Girl has plenty to fill her journal. The pages reveal a new school, a new baby in the family, new friends, a new guy and a new set of issues to face. Share the secret world of an almost-teen as she learns which secrets to share and which to keep to herself. Mid West Book Review: Some things are meant to be shared with the world, others are meant to be kept to oneself.

My Thoughts on Secrets

This was a fun book to read. Although my daughters are 6 and 8, my 8-year old is an avid reader and I thought she would enjoy reading this book as much as I did. So far, so good.

Secrets continues from the first book in the series, The Truth. The girl in the story has just moved away from her childhood home, and she’s scared, and nervous, and maybe just a little bit excited too. She misses her friends and her old neighborhood, but appears to be welcomed into her new school easily – although she’s not making friends as fast as her brother. She resents the fact that her mother is pregnant again, too. Especially since she’s 12 and the baby is just a baby!

Like I said earlier, this is a fun and fast read, and it reads so true. She’s going through the same emotions that other girls her age go through – so this is a book that you can pass on to a 4th or 6th grader who would enjoy it just as much as you do.

About the Author of Secrets, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist, is the creator of The Enchanted Self,(r) a systematic way of helping to bring more joy, meaning and purpose into our lives. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for more than twenty five years. She has taught elementary school children and was an assistant professor of education at Boston University. She has been in private practice as a psychologist with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein, in Long Branch, New Jersey, for over twenty five years.

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