Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado
Has your best friend ever kept a secret from you? A secret so big, everything has changed? Living in the projects in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Justin and Sean have been best friends ever since Sean stuck up for Justin in a fight in fourth grade. But now Sean's becoming a bully, and he's keeping a secret from Justin. Can their friendship survive all of Sean's lies? Students, middle schoolers especially, will appreciate this real-life, written with real-language, mystery about friendship, school, and growing up in a tough neighborhood. Teachers will no doubt appreciate an exciting new addition to the ever growing collection of great authors and great books that also appeal to our students. This is the first book by Maldonado, a New York City school teacher who treated our students at Passages' Horizon site with a visit last year.
Maldonado, Torrey. Secret Saturdays. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2010.