by Penny Joelson
Secondary List 2017-18 SHORTLIST
So far we have received 6 reviews of I Have No Secrets.
You can read them below. Why not add your own review?
Tina from Year 12, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:
I have no secrets by Penny Joelson. I gave this book 10/10 because it was a amazing and interesting book, i couldnt keep my head out of the book. It is a story about the adventures and complications of Jemma who is a 14 year old girl with cerebral palsy therefore she can't talk or move properly. After getting a confession from her carer's boyfriend she has to decide of a way of telling them. Until Sarah goes missing.They wonder if she was alive. I recommend this book to Secondary Students because it does have some more complex vocabulary but I would reccomened this to year 6s aswell.
Taylor from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:
This book was very funny and it is very surprising it's very shocking at parts of the book I home people love it like I loved it.
danielle from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:
I didn't like this book because it didn't capture my attention and I would recommend this to 13+
Isabel from Year 8, Healing School - A Science Academy:
I loved the book and how every chapter ended on a cliff hanger, urging me to read more. I never wanted to put the book down! I especially like the part when Jemmy's sister goes down to their house and they go out and find Dan. I think the most interesting bit was when Jemma started using the "sniff machine" and how it was the only way she could communicate. I hope there are more books to follow it, I will definitely read them! I was a little bit put off by the front cover but I always read a few pages to see if I like the book; of course, I could not put it down. I read a lot but I don't normally read over 300 pages in 4/5 days, it normally takes me about 10 days! I would have liked a little bit more description of what Jemma looked like at the start instead of when she starts talking to her sister. I like how it was based on how a person with cerebral palsy would probably feel and how the author made up a way of her being able to communicate. I would love to see this book made into a film because I think it would be very interesting to see it in front of you, on a screen, and also to see how different it is from the book. also it would be good it they could actually make a sniff controller and use it real people who cannot speak. There was loads of good description, language and I just LOVED the book!
kiera from Year 7, Rossington All Saints School:
I found this book quite eye catching however some aspects to me were quite upsetting but I still enjoyed it even though I am quite young I would recommend it to twelve and older
charlie from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:
it was good book but it got boring to the end. Sarah sounds a brilliant my attention and I would recommend this 14+