Keeping You a Secret

  • by Julie Anne Peters
  • Narrated by Rebekah Levin
  • 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

First time I saw her was in the mirror on my locker door. I'd kicked my swim gear onto the bottom shelf and was reaching to the top for my calc book when she opened her locker across the hall. She had a streaked blonde ponytail dangling out the back of her baseball cap.... We slammed our lockers in unison and turned. Her eyes met mine. "Hi," she said, smiling. My stomach fluttered. "Hi," I answered automatically. She was new. Had to be. I would've noticed her. She sauntered away, but not before I caught a glimpse of her T-shirt. It said: IMRU? Am I what?

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Audible Editor Reviews

Author Julie Anne Peters is best known for writing young adult books about gender queer youth, and Keeping You a Secret is penned in the same vein. In this audiobook, popular Holland Jaeger's life (and sexuality) is thrown into question by the arrival of a new girl in the corridors of her high school.
Rebekah Levin performs this coming-out story in the authentic voice of a conflicted teenager. She is able to capture the exaggerated theatricality of high school students, as well as the shrill, authoritarian tones of teachers and parents. The overt drama of the performance complements the action-packed storyline in a way that deepens the listener's understanding of the obstacles facing queer youth.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

teen story about comming out

its a well written, easy story about coming out and the difficulties with parents, school, and meeting a gf. Its based at high school. More of a teen novel then adult I kinda felt that it could have been longer there was a lot of things which could have been developed more around which would have added to the novel. But its a nice read and easy listen.
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- Alice

Good story, didn't really enjoy the reading

I definitely enjoyed the story and thought the characters and the plot were interesting.
The thing that bothered me was the reading. Apart from the way Holland's voice was read, nearly all the others character's voices felt unnatural to me, kind of overblown and at places even ludicrous. It often prevented me from fully delve into the story.
It was still worth listening to until the end, I got somewhat used to the reading, just heads up.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios