Blatant Bibliophile Blog

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Escape with Secret Keeper!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on January 14, 2009

One of our favorite readergirlz, Mitali Perkins, has just published another great book. Secret Keeper was released to her eagerly-awaiting fansyesterday. Mitali was born in Calcutta, India and has lived in Ghana, Cameroon, London, New York, Mexico, and California. She studied political science at Stanford and public police at U.C. Berkeley. She typically writes about strong female characters trying to bridge different cultures. Here’s a synopsis of the Secret Keeper from Mitali’s website, Fire Escape:

When her father leaves India to look for work in America, Asha Gupta, her older sister, Reet, and their mother must wait with Baba’s family in Calcutta. Asha’s solace is her rooftop hideaway, where she pours her heart out in her diary, and begins a clandestine friendship with Jay Sen, the boy next door. Then news arrives about Baba … and Asha must make a choice that will change their lives forever. PW says this book is “an intimate and absorbing drama … a moving portrait of a rebellious teen who relies on ingenuity rather than charm to prove her worth.”

You can also check out Mitali’s blog for more information. Secret Keeper should be arriving in the media center any day now for you to check out!

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