The Secrets We Keep [Review]

Posted May 2, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

The Secrets We Keep [Review]The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
on April 28th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Realistic
Pages: 294
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.
When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.

I loved this book! This book was just the contemporary I needed. It was so great reading about twins. And how the loss of one can affect the other. Trisha Leaver nailed it. She made me want to have a sister even more. I only have a brother but I’ve always wanted to have a sister. Don’t get me wrong I love my brother, but I wish I ALSO had a sister. And Trisha Leaver made me yearn for a sister even more.

This book was so breathtakingly beautiful. I really loved the concept behind this book. This book centers around Ella and her twin sister Maddy. They get into a car crash and Maddy dies in the crash. Ella then feels responsible for her death so she takes Maddy’s place. From there she learns more about Maddy and more about herself in the process. Ella’s journey back to herself is full of complications. Full of tears. Full of memories.

There’s not much I can really say about this book. Because it all sounds the same. But I really enjoyed this book. It has a little bit of everything. And it was beautifully written. It was raw. And because of it’s rawness it was so gorgeous. I’m pretty sure this is a story that will stay with me for a long time. I’m definitely going to grab a physical copy of this when I can because it was beautiful and I will definitely reread this book!

If you love YA Contemporary or if you are in the mood for YA Contemporary, definitely give this book a shot! It’s so worth it!


Let’s talk about it. Did you read The Secrets We Keep? Or any other of Trisha’s books? What did you think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

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