Monday, July 27, 2009
Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
I can see why this YA novel was flying off the shelf last Spring. The cover picture seems to be of the main character's friend though, so I'm not sure why the vintage dress is on the cover.
Camelia is in love with the new boy in town, even though he's been accused of pushing his ex-girlfriend off a cliff. When he touches Camelia, there's something electric between them. But when she starts getting scary notes and pictures in her mailbox, she isn't sure whom to trust. Who's stalking her? And who kidnaps her?
The secondary characters make this book work. Wes pays a girl to be his girlfriend to keep his dad happy. Kimmie re-works vintage dresses. Camelia's mom does yoga and cooks strange concoctions of healthy stuff. And Camelia's dad sneaks them to Taco Bell at least twice a week!