Hidden Secrets by J.S. Andersen (minor spoiler alert)
February 3, 2018
This is the second book I've read lately that reminded me how glad I am not to be a teenage girl anymore (in a good way). Missy is one of those characters that you want to give a great big hug to and tell her, "don't worry, everything is going to be alright," something that I bet we all wish we could tell our teenage selves. Not only does she have to deal with frightening dreams, she also has to go to school with other teenage girls, which can be frightening enough on its own. Things get even more dicey when her mom's supposedly dead boyfriend shows up, along with a new boy at school who may just have a thing for her. Missy is a character that you can really root for to succeed, and (spoiler alert) I'm happy to report that she does. That's another thing I appreciated about this book. So many books and tv shows seem to be killing off characters for shock value or forced emotion lately. I think there's something to be said for a good old fashioned happy ending, and I'm glad Anderson brought one to us.