Bianca is a high school sophomore whose ear for gossip turns her into an information-hungry private investigator, or at least a PI-in-training. She befriends Sadie, only to learn that this strange new classmate from California is concerned about a qfriendq who is being accused of murder. Bianca will risk everything to find out who Sadie really is. Sternberg's writing mimics the social speech of a typical 15-year-old girl; it's chock-full of hyperbole and self-confidence-boosting assertions. The author exposes her protagonist's hopes, fears, and insecurities with a fresh voice and she keeps Sadie's real secrets a mystery until the end. Sadie's relationships with friends and family are point-blank in their raw emotions and typify the rebellious nature of the teenager who also vies to be a hero to those she cares about.And, from quite a distance, he had called out my name to get our attention, my name from the three that he could have ... Today she wore a red tie-dye halter top and bell-bottom jeans that looked spray painted on her thighs and rear. Her blonde-in-a-bottle hair was crushed under a blue bandana and she had a gold post in her nose and about five other earrings arranged asymmetrically in each ear.
|Title||:||Uncovering Sadie's Secrets|
|Publisher||:||Bancroft Press - 2003-01-01|