I Know Your Secret

I Know Your Secret

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A compulsive middle grade thriller. -- Book Riot

The email arrives Sunday night: Do exactly what I say, when I say it, or I will reveal your secret.

On Monday morning, seventh graders Owen, Gemma, Ally, and Todd, who have nothing in common and barely know each other, must work together and follow the instructions of an anonymous blackmailer. None of them want to go along with the blackmailer's strange instructions, but each of them have a secret they must protect at all costs.

Set during a single day of school, the students race against the clock to complete a unsettling list of tasks. They'll do whatever it takes to keep their secrets hidden . . . but when they discover what the blackmailer has in mind, they realize things may have just gone too far. Can they put a stop to the plan, or is it too late?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132 x 191 x 18mm | 113g
  • English
  • 1338746332
  • 9781338746334

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Praise for Army Brats:

Filled with fierce female characters and strong sibling bonds, both blood and adopted (Rosie was adopted from China at age three), this celebration of family from Benedis-Grab will speak to military and civilian readers alike. - Publishers Weekly

In the end, humorous misunderstandings become clear, and everyone learns important lessons about bravery and being true to oneself... There are not many books featuring military families, and this deserves a place on library shelves. - Booklist

The mystery is exciting, containing just the right amount of tension and scary situations, [but] it's the relationship among the children that gives the story life. Nonmilitary kids should enjoy seeing the challenges and fun of living on base. - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The Angel Tree:

Full of the type of warmth and good cheer found in favorite holiday movies... Benedis-Grab's lively tale spotlights the time honored tradition-and can-do citizens-that make a small town great, even in the face of financial struggle... As the kids puzzle through clues, they discover things that bring them closer to their families, neighbors, and each other-all in time for a satisfying, celebratory reveal. - Publishers Weekly

The Rockwellian-with-issues setting enhances the cozy small-town feel... this is a pleasant story in which kids learn life lessons from one another. Part mystery and part holiday high jinks, this will be a little gift to readers who enjoyed Dean Pitchford's Nickel Bay Nick (2013). - Booklist

This quick tale of generosity is as warm and simple as a Christmas postcard. - Kirkus Reviews

A satisfying read on many levels-misunderstandings are resolved, lessons are learned, friendships evolve, and positive behavior is rewarded. Be sure to have a box of tissues handy. - School Library Journal
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About Daphne Benedis-Grab

Daphne Benedis-Grab is the author of the middle grade novel The Angel Tree and the young adult novel Alive and Well in Prague, New York. Her short stories have appeared in American Girl Magazine. She earned an MFA at The New School and is an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. She lives in New York City with her husband, two kids, and a cat who has been known to keep her computer warm while she is away from her desk. Visit her at daphnebg.com.
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56 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 38% (21)
4 27% (15)
3 27% (15)
2 9% (5)
1 0% (0)
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