It's Not Like It's A Secret

It's Not Like It's A Secret

Book - 2017
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Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don t invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there s the one that she can barely even admit to herself the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062473417
Call Number: TEEN F SUGI
Characteristics: 394 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: It is not like it is a secret


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SFPL_Teen May 18, 2018

When Sana and her family move to California, she ponders telling some big truths. She figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but it turns out that telling the truth was the easy part.

A hard part of getting older is understanding the flaws of your parents. It's maybe harder to figure out how much you still don't understand about the world, too.

When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s ... Read More »

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Oct 16, 2018

I thought the author was spot-on in her descriptions of being a high-schooler and Asian growing up in the Bay Area. The story was charming and touching, and I very much enjoyed it.


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