Sunday, November 30, 2014

Trading Secrets ~ Melody Carlson

  • File Size: 5603 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDN87CW

 October 14, 2014

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.

My take on this book:
Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors because her writing covers such a wide variety of genres! With Trading Secrets we get the story of pen pals Micah Knight and Zack Miller, who just happens to be Amish. Thing is Micah is a girl but she never told Zack that, even though they have been sharing letters for several years. Now Micah has a chance to visit Zack on his Amish farm but how is he going to feel when he finds out that his pen pal is actually a female. .

There were so many things that I enjoyed about this book.I can remember when I was assigned a pen pal and I think I was probably in the fifth or sixth grade,my pen pal was from England and his name was Adrian, funny story was that my teacher originally thought Adrian was a girl. Anyway back to Trading Secrets. I liked the setting of Ohio for the story, even though that's pretty typical for Amish fiction. It was the plan that Micah came up with that really got me interested, I couldn't help but wonder how she would pull it off, or even if she could. It was great that the storyline revolved around friendship, and how being honest is important. Overall I really enjoyed reading this book and would love to see Ms. Carlson turn into a series.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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