Review - Secrets - Jacqueline Wilson

Secrets - Jacqueline Wilson

Title: Secrets
Author: Jacqueline Wilson
Genre: Secrets, family problems
Publication date: Corgi Yearling, 2003
Pages: Paperback, 220 pages

Goodreads: India lives in a large, luxurious house with a mom she can’t stand and a dad she adores, although he hasn't had much time for her recently. She seeks solace in her journal, which she keeps in sincere imitation of her heroine, Anne Frank.

Treasure lives on the low-income council estate with her loving and capable grandmother. She is devoted to her nan but lives in fear of having to go back to live with her mother and violent stepfather. A chance meeting sparks a great friendship between the girls, and so when Treasure has to run away to avoid her stepfather, India comes up with a hiding place inspired by her favourite author. India doesn’t have a real Secret Annexe but she does have a hidden attic. 

I've read quite a few of Jacqueline Wilson's books and most of them are very good but this one, however, left me a bit disappointed. It was a good idea and it the book had a good plot but it was just written too simply for me. The characters were all right and I thought sometimes they could be a bit weak, but maybe that was just me?  I also found the characters a bit annoying at times, with India always bursting into tears and going on how no one likes her, but Treasure was alright she wasn't a weak character and I like how she stood up for herself.

If you want a quick read then read this, but if you're looking for a meaningful or adventurous book you might want to read another novel.  

I give it: 3 CUPCAKES!