Some "Secrets & Lies" Are Just Not Worth Telling

Secrets and LiesTitle:  Secrets and Lies
Author:  Kody Keplinger
Format:  ERC
Length:  Unspecified
Publisher:  Little Brown and Co.
Rating: 2 Stars

Kody Keplinger both returns to the halls of Hamilton High and explores new territory in her collection of two e-book exclusive novellas. In these short stories, the author revisits a familiar cast of characters from THE DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) and A Midsummer's Nightmare. Explore the uniquely teen world of high school drama, secrets, and romantic entanglements from completely fresh perspectives that will intrigue fans of Kody Keplinger and new readers alike.  -Amazon
 My Thoughts
 Novella One: Abbreviations & Alliterations
The main characters featured in novella one are Casey Blithe and Toby Tucker.
Though the story makes the fact that Toby and Bianca are no longer a couple; going so far as to put Bianca in a relationship with someone else.  Casey insists upon not only denying her relationship with a great person, but going so far as to hide him.
This was a major disappointment as a premise for people who were supposed to be in college.
As such, the story became more and more asinine as it went on.

Novella Two: People Worth Knowing
The main characters of this novella are Bailey and Brody.
This novella was mercifully better than the first.  Baily proves to be a sweet and thoughtful character, who is willing to risk herself to do what is right.
The anti-bullying message comes through loud and clear in this great little tale; without coming off as the least bit PSA.
To top that of the good guys win!
Ohhhh yeah!

Overall...This collection is one of hits and misses.  Considering the fact that it is only comprised of two stories, this is one that you can take or leave.


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