Thursday, December 2, 2010

Secrets Of Truth And Beauty - A Teen Novel with a Homophobia Theme

By Megan Frazer

Dara is 17 and she's big. Really BIG.

Back when she was little, Dara won a pageant. But now she's struggling with a control-freak mother and the fact that she had an older sister who her parents tried to erase from their lives.

When her parents pull her out of school after a disastrous report she does for English on society's obsession with thinness, Dara realizes she can keep following the rules and being misunderstood, or she can finally reach out to the sister she's never met - a sister who lives on a collective goat farm in Massachusetts for queer teens and other kids rejected by their families.

Dara goes to spend the summer with her sister - and realizes she may have to let go of everything she's taken for granted in order to figure out who she really is, and what family really means.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this book because in a few places where I thought it was going to follow the beaten track, plot-wise, it didn't. The characters were multi-dimensional, too, and it wss well-written.