Two girls are assigned to work together on a report for school. When Jessica comes over to Daphne's house, she hears some things that don't feel right. What is the right thing to do? This is a story of a girl with a moral dilemma.
176 pages 9780380723553 Ages 9-13
Keywords: school project, understanding others, helping others. child abuse, choices, secrets, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, 13 year old
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
The Secret: Everybody in Jessica's English class makes fun of Daphne. She never says a word to anyone -- just walks around with her nose in a book, with her long straggly hair hanging over her face. Now the worst thing has happened. The teacher has assigned Jessica to be partners with Daphne in the Write-A-Book contest!
But being forced to work with the class "weirdo", Jessica gets an even bigger surprise. Not only does Daphne talk to her, but she tells Jessica a terrible secret...one that Jessica knows could be very dangerous to keep.---from the publisher