by LeAnne Hardy
(received in exchange for an honest review)
Genre- Fiction / Christian / General
Published by- Birch Island Books
Number of pages- 178
Age Group- Teen
Description of book- paperback and kindle, ISBN 978-065928890
Is it more important to tell the truth or keep secrets?
In Keeping Secrets, by LeAnne Hardy, Sindiswe Khumalo is the South African Skating Federation’s best figure skater. The fifteen-year-old has a secret though, why her father is sick. Nobody can be trusted with it. One of her friends, Mboti lost his job and a girl in her class was bullied, because of AIDS and HIV. Sindiswe want to go to the Olympics and she can’t let anyone know what is happening at home. Will they find out anyway? What will happen to her ice skating dreams?
LeAnne Hardy has lived all over the world. She has enjoyed many different cultural experiences. She uses her experiences to write her books.
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Keeping Secrets, by LeAnne Hardy, was about a subject that I rarely think about, AIDS and HIV. I know that AIDS and HIV are still an issue today, but I don’t hear about it in the media, like I do other diseases.
I thought this book was interesting and thought-provoking. I knew in previous years that AIDS was prevalent in Africa, but I thought it was just in the poorer parts of the continent, not in the richer parts of South Africa.
I enjoyed reading the book about Sindi. She was such a good figure skater. It was too bad that her life had to change in such a negative way, but there were also many positive ways her life changed.
I really liked the glossary of the South African words and the Acknowledgements at the beginning of the book. They helped tie the book together.
I would highly recommend Keeping Secrets to young adults.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Keeping Secrets, by LeAnne Hardy, for free from LeAnne Hardy. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.