I Have No Secrets

I Have No Secrets

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Jemma knows who did the murder. She knows because he told her. And she can’t tell anyone.

Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change…

Thoughts:

I had heard so much about this book before I decided to buy it. So many positive comments from other bloggers. I knew it was something that I’d like. I’m a big fan of a wide range of people being represented in literature, so it made my heart very happy to read a book about a girl with cerebral palsy, even if it was quite the dark read!

The story centres around Jemma who has severe cerebral palsy. She can’t speak or communicate meaning that she relies on her family and her carer for everything. Jemma has a good brain, she can understand everything that is being said to her and she enjoys a mystery. However, one day she is told an awful secret, something that she should tell someone. But she can’t! The story follows Jemma’s struggles with getting the truth out there.

I was absolutely blown away by this book. I loved the character of Jemma. She may not have been able to physically speak but her voice was so strong from the beginning. I loved how she never missed anything that was going on around her. She had such deep thoughts and compassion for others. I also loved how she was always open to possibility. This story, I felt, gave hope to those living with a disability.

I really enjoyed Penny Joelson’s writing style. I thought she very cleverly played with our emotions as a reader. I may not be the target audience for this book (YA) but I thoroughly enjoyed it and I have no doubt that anyone would enjoy picking up this well written story.

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A wonderful read from Penny Joelson. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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This Week In Books #86

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Noah Can't Even I Have No Secrets The Nightingale

NOWNoah Can’t EvenSimon James Green– I’ve just started this book. I’m not sure what I think so far. Some trusted book bloggers did not finish it and I can kind of see why. I’ll keep on at the moment though.

THENI Have No SecretsPenny Joelson– I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I’m going to try and get a review out tomorrow if I can!

NEXT- The NightingaleKristin Hannah– I have heard so much about this book, so it’s time to read it. I think it could be an emotional one!

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

This Week In Books #85

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Now

Undercover Princess (The Rosewood Chronicles, #1)

I seem to be taking ages to read this book, but it’s not because I’m not enjoying it. I simply haven’t had the time to get stuck in! I’m hoping to read some tonight and hopefully will be done by this weekend!

Then

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

This book is such a great middle grade fantasy read. I’m pretty sure it’s not my bias (Alex is a fab friend of mine!) I would definitely recommend this to junior aged children in my school.

Next

I Have No Secrets

I am so intrigued to read this book. I’ve heard amazing things about it.

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

Stacking The Shelves #168

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Bought:

I Have No Secrets

This book looks fascinating. It’s a mystery/thriller through the eyes of a narrator with cerebral palsy. How different!

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #3)

Whilst I’m not the biggest fan of this trilogy, I’m intrigued to see how it ends!

When Dimple Met Rishi

I have heard so many things about this book, I thought it was time to pick it up! 🙂

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!