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Secret Keeper

by Mitali Perkins

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When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba's brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary--just until Baba sends for them. But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet's beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior. What follows is a firestorm of rebuke--and secrets revealed! Asha's only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay's attention. Then news arrives about Baba . . . and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 13, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780375891878
  • Release date: January 13, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780375891878
  • File size: 1991 KB
  • Release date: January 13, 2009

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9780375891878
  • File size: 1325 KB
  • Release date: January 13, 2009


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ATOS: 5.3
Lexile® Measure: 800
Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)

When her father loses his job and leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba's brother and his family, as well as their grandmother, in Calcutta. Uncle is welcoming, but in a country steeped in tradition, the three women must abide by his decisions. Asha knows this is temporary--just until Baba sends for them. But with scant savings and time passing, the tension builds: Ma, prone to spells of sadness, finds it hard to submit to her mother- and sister-in-law; Reet's beauty attracts unwanted marriage proposals; and Asha's promise to take care of Ma and Reet leads to impulsive behavior. What follows is a firestorm of rebuke--and secrets revealed! Asha's only solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and where she begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Asha can hardly believe that she, and not Reet, is the object of Jay's attention. Then news arrives about Baba . . . and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever.

From the Hardcover edition.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Random House Children's Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 13, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780375891878
    Release date: January 13, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780375891878
    File size: 1991 KB
    Release date: January 13, 2009

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780375891878
    File size: 1325 KB
    Release date: January 13, 2009

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
    PDF eBook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS: 5.3
    Lexile® Measure: 800
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
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