Tapping into childhood friendships with the utmost credibility, Wilson crafts a moving and relatable story of the bond between two girls from different backgrounds peppered with unforgettable characters and memorable moments.
India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mum she can't stand and a dad she adores, though he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank. Treasure lives on the local council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather.
A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls. And when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favourite writer. India hasn't got a real secret annexe like Anne Frank - but she has got a hidden attic . . .
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Wilson captures the vulnerable, bolshy tone of young girls, and offers humour and honesty too * Independent on Sunday *
Jacqueline Wilson is refreshingly committed to fulfilling children's expectations, and this is her enduring strength. Secrets captures a truth of childhood: that life is full of secrets, partly because so much is unknown and unexplained * Guardian *
Another brilliant book by Jacqueline Wilson * Scribbler *
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I loved this book it was very deep and real to read. I found myself in the story and I love how it went between the different characters it was a great contrast.
Overall I found this book very gripping and... More
One of her best. My children are huge fans of Jacqueline Wilson and she has not dispappointed here. Highly recommended.
“Great for Anne Frank fans!”
I loved Secrets. I have read the Diary of Anne Frank, so I understood most of the book. The main characters, India and Treasure, both love Anne Frank. It might be a little hard to understand if you don’t know Anne... More
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