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Peters, Julie Anne.
KEEPING YOU A SECRET : A NOVEL
Boston : Little, Brown, 2003.
IL YA
ISBN 0316702757
(2 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Holland Jager has it all.  She is student body president; she has a great boyfriend; and she is on the swim team.  That is until she meets herů. Cece.  Cece is an open and proud lesbian and Holland is obsessed with her.  Holland begins to realize that she too is homosexual and is falling in love with Cece, but how can she explain all of this to her family and friends?  What if they reject her?  (Ruth P Savinda, rpsavinda@yahoo.com)

Booktalk #2

Holland's life is all mapped out.  Not necessarily by her.  Her mother, her boyfriend and the school's counselor all seem to know where she is going and how she should get there.  She's the student body president who holds down a part time job, is on the swim team and does well in school.  But then Cece comes into the picture.  Cece is an out and proud lesbian.  As Holland gets closer to her, she realizes that she is falling for her.  Now being a lesbian just isn't part of the plan.  But she can't help it.  The girls decide to keep their affair secret but Holland's mother finds out, and Holland finds herself homeless.  What will come of this tragic tale?

SUBJECTS:     Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Lesbians -- Fiction.
                        High schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
                        College choice -- Fiction.

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