by Julie Anne Peters
It is about a young girl (Holland, aged 17) discovering her sexuality and what it is like to experience homophobia. What starts out as a confusing "girl crush" becomes a discovery of Holland's true feelings and coping with the concept of attraction to a member of her own sex. Other characters in the novel discover her crush and employ various means of physical and emotional abuse and violence, displaying strong homophobic behaviors.
Keeping You a Secret
Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define "Normal," Between Mom and Jo, Far from Xanadu, and Luna, a National Book Award Finalist.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: May 04, 2005
Copyright Date: 2005
-Interpersonal relations -Lesbians
-Lesbian teenagers -High schools