Saturday, June 16, 2012

*A Secret Your Can Never Forget*

Title - Secret Society 
Arthor(s) - Tom Dobly
Pub. Date - 29th of September, 2009
Publisher - Harper Collins, Publishers
N.Of.Pages -   Three Hundred and Fifty - Two

The Summary on The Back of My Copy - Secrets, secrets are no fun. Secrets, secrets hurt someone... AN ECCENTRIC NEW GIRL. A brooding socialite. The scion of New York's wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about. They didn't ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they're forced to get on the nape of their necks. Once they're a part of the Society, things begin falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It's all perfect - until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo. 

What A Girl Wants in Her Books -  No one likes keeping Secrets. Especially the kind that you can't talk about. But sometimes, these secrets can be forced upon you by the simplest of ways. Forced to be kept quiet by any means necessary. The kind of secrets that can't get out or otherwise face corruption in all the right places for all the wrong people. I know what it's like to keep secrets or to have secrets that you can't talk about. Secrets can truly hurt a person or perhaps kill someone on the inside. I know I've had my share of secrets. But I guess in our own way, everyone has their own secrets. Everyone has something they don't want to speak of. Something that no one wants to speak about. I've been told that its not good to keep your emotions bottled up. But sometimes the secrets you have are too terrible to put into words. I have secrets that are like that. I can't tell people about them, or well the one I especially couldn't speak of. But the other one, I've never told anyone about. Not even Josh knows about this impossible dark side of it, of me, the side of me I can't talk about. Okay, now that I think about it, I did tell him about it, but not in full detail and I half whispered it to him. So my boyfriend probably didn't actually hear me say it, but I think he laughed. So in this book, all the characters are rich kids living in New York with their disgustingly rich parents who have incredible successful lives. Nothing like the lives of most average Americans today. So for me, this book made me a little jealous of how easy the characters lives were for them. Most teenagers, really have to work for what they want and end up spending most of their lives doing so. So for me, a normal teenage girl who is working her ass off to do what she wants to do in life. It just didn't seem very fair. But I've learned life isn't fair. And life may never be fair but these teenagers had a another incentive going for them. Other than this creepy society involved in all their lives, they seemed like pretty normal rich kids. The Secret Society that these rich kids got dragged them into, took car of their successes but it also set them up for failures as a group. They even fed one rich kids addiction to drugs because he was posing a threat for the society. The soceity is full of corrupt adults and young adults who see life as a game, like a good game of chest or checkers. Every move you make has an affect on the game.

The character I connected the most with was Phoebe. She wasn't as well off as the other MC's in the book. She was sweet, smart, logical, a girl who questioned the society. I was really drawn to the fact that she was into art. She reminded me of myself. I would of looked at the society with the same way she saw it through her eyes. As something suspicious, wrong, corrupt, and dangerous.    


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