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Saturday, January 01, 2005



Cinematic and realistic.Publishers Weekly
Readers follow Rand's struggles through taut, first-person narration, as Cupala skillfully weaves Rand's memories with present action.”

Heartbreaking and hopeful.Booklist
Teens will be held by the fresh take on the teen-pregnancy plot.”

Compelling dialogue and vivid scenes.Kirkus

“Will be immensely popular.VOYA
Teen fans will be captivated by the theme of owning your own path, the persistence of life and closure.”

“Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and full of suspense!” Hunger Mountain, the VCFA Journal of the Arts

“Be prepared for an excellent, emotional read.” RT Book Reviews

Authors like Sarah Dessen, Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Deb Caletti all have captured the teenage experience in their novels and accurately portrayed the turbulence that many teens deal with. Holly Cupala can now add her name to that list. Seattle Books Examiner


Five PurrsI cannot remember the last time I was so emotionally invested in a novel.Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats

“This is, without question, the most emotionally powerful book I've ever read. EVER.”
Erica at Cafe Saturday

“I didn't know I could feel so strongly for a character. Not-to-be-missed.” Katie at Katie's Book Blog

“Heartbreaking and full of hope, and impossible to put down.” Erika Lynn at Kiss My Book

“Fierce, compelling, and powerful.” Iffath at Love Reading X

“Cupala handled a touchy situation with finesse. Tremendously well written.” the1stdaughter at There's A Book

“Unlike anything I have ever read before. Unassuming, raw, and powerful.” Carla at The Crooked Shelf

"Will pull at your heart. Fans of Sarah Dessen will fall in love!”
Cari at Cari's Book Blog

“Dark, hopeful, and realistic. I have no doubts about Ms. Cupala's talent and future as a writer.” Catherine Ensley, Children's and YA Librarian

"This is one secret you'll simply have to share. Holly Cupala's debut novel Tell Me a Secret will be passed from sister to sister, friend to friend, reader to reader." Allie Costa (a.k.a. Little Willow) of Bildungsroman

“So compelling and well done, you can't help but push yourself through every part.” Lauren at Lauren's Crammed Bookshelf

“Sure to satisfy teens for its emotional force and intense subject matter.” Shelf Elf

“I will be thinking of it for a long time to come. Heart-wrenching and touching.” Angel at Reading Angel

“Powerful and highly symbolic, hard to put down and not easy to forget.” Laurie at Reader Girls

“Extremely raw, painfully honest, yet equally beautiful. When she publishes again, this devoted book lover will be one of the first in line clamoring to get it!” Jenn at Book Crazy

“Sensational. Each new revealing secret was bigger than the previous and it's what made this book pretty fantastic.” Kate at I Just Wanna Sit Here And Read

It's cruel. It's beautiful. It's amazing.” Lena at Addicted2Novels

“Heartwrenchingly good...Cupala proves herself to be a powerful writing force with this one.”
Steph Su Reads

Emotional, tumultuous, and encapsulating...a stunning debut.” Kari at A Good Addiction

Totally in my top faves of this year.” Mitali at Alley of Books, via Twitter

Amazing writing...will suck you in!” Cynthia at A Blog about Nothing

“A breathtaking debut novel.” Kate at Neverending Shelf

“AMAZING contemporary fiction story. Wow, I loved it.” Windy at Like the Weather

“I really loved this book! Amazingly done.” Andye at Reading Teen

With vivid details and realistic characters, Tell Me a Secret will take readers on an emotional journey. Dominique at The Book Vault

“It's really that good.” James at Book Chic Club


“A powerful story of self-discovery, and a brilliant debut novel.” Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of CRANK

“A gripping, emotional story about a young girl with a tragic past and an uncertain future. I dare you to set it down during its last hundred pages. I dare you.” Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist, author of HONEY, BABY, SWEETHEART

Thousands of girls are going to find such solace in this story, yet it’s also a page-turner. Insightful and very, very real.” Justina Chen, award-winning author of NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL

“She keeps her story ratcheting forward but never at the expense of character development. She delivers, with Tell Me a Secret, a high-octane tale. It's going to have people talking all summer.” Beth Kephart, National Book Award Finalist and author of DANGEROUS NEIGHBORS

“So beautiful, complex, and refined, in layers and sections like a stained glass window.” Lorie Ann Grover, award-winning author of HOLD ME TIGHT and ON POINTE

You'll be instantly swept into Miranda's complicated world and want to stay there until the very last page.” Amy Brecount White, author of FORGET-HER-NOTS

“A masterful weaving of past and present.” Dia Calhoun, award-winning YA fantasy author of AVIELLE OF RHIA and THE PHOENIX DANCE

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