Monday, October 27, 2014
Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson
From the publisher:
Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they've exchanged many letters--and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah's never told Zack that she's actually a girl! While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack's Amish farm, she's afraid he'll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music--and that's where the fun really begins.
Bestselling author Melody Carlson brings young adults another fascinating tale of worlds colliding, secrets being revealed, and friendships forming. Teens will love this story of miscommunication and mishaps along the way to the truth.
This young-adult novel is a fun read for fans of Amish fiction. This light-hearted story takes both Micah and Zach on a journey about honesty in themselves and what they want in life.
Melody Carlson writes an easy-to-read novel. Readers will find themselves easily turning pages as they learn more about Micah and Zach. There are some fun and humorous moments for the characters. And there are also some parts the show growth and change.
The story is not traditionally Amish, where the characters all become Amish, so that was a nice trade, but there is still respect shown for the culture. Yet, it also shows how there are some parts of being Amish that are restrictive, beyond just clothing, as in education. I liked that Zach wanted more education and that was his driving point to have change in his life.
I received this book free from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne