Skye is daddy’s little princess.
Robyn is super competitive.
Shannon has been quiet and invisible.
Emily has the boyfriend.
Brittany tries hard in the kitchen to be like her nana.
However, all of them have secrets and one night (like all kids with secrets) they promise never to tell what is shared; some secrets that have harsh consequences if ever revealed... which of course someone in the group starts to whisper.
Talk about a time-warp. This threw me right back to what a struggle it was being twelve with crushes, bullying, trying to be noticed for the right reasons and trying to grow up even though you still feel like a scatter brain brat.
I so don’t miss those years.
But this book was brilliantly realistic... with a couple of exceptions. ‘Spunky’ is something I have never heard anyone say, let alone a twelve year old. I’ve heard it on television in shows set in the seventies, but not in this century.
I recommend this book to anyone with school aged children. Maybe if you remember how it was you can relate not and not be shut out completely when they become teens (it’s the hormones, I swear!). A very good read.