KINDLE [The Secret]


  • Paperback
  • 256
  • The Secret
  • Ruth Thomas
  • English
  • 09 September 2020
  • 9780099840008

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FREE DOWNLOAD Á The Secret Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Secret Mum knew she shouldn't have left the children alone Back at home Nicky is finding it harder and I heard about this in the Name that book group on LibraryThing and got the idea that this is sort of a cult classic for kids though I had never heard of it before maybe because I am in the US and not the UK where this book is based It is right up my alley in a genre I like to call random or peculiar ya odditiesI guess I could see why kids would like itBut as an adult No wayDefinitely not a book to read if you are looking for an escape Honestly it left me feeling kind of gross similar to how I felt after rereading Harriet the Spy which was a favorite from my childhood after twenty years because it has a similar themes of Children doing uestionable things and getting away with them with no true conseuences or lessons learned Could be construed as heroic or altruistic when it is the opposite Makes it seem okay to disrespect and lie even to your own detriment to everyone around you because you have a secretThis book is filled with super angry misguided characters which I am okay with if it serves a purpose but it felt gratuitous to me It was about awful children from Nikki and Roy to a bunch of kids in their class and neighborhood and awful adults from the mom to the neighbors to the teachers who basically have no redeeming ualities and don t learn anything There were some nice kids in the neighborhood and school but they were overshadowed devalued and nullified One teacher and the principal seemed to like Nikki but the teacher is devalued and nullified like the nice kids and the principal is just mystifying to me because I have no idea where his tolerance and affection for Nikki comes from he is either easily manipulated or sees or wants to believe there is something in her that is worth saving maybe it s a combo of both For that matter I have no idea where Nikki s penchant for him comes from except that he is easily manipulated When she said I love you to him I about stopped reading because it was so nakedly self serving and disingenuous and I couldn t believe someone who has been around children all his life wouldn t realize that But I digressArguably I guess Roy maybe learned how to focus on other people instead of himself by saving Nikki at the end the mother maybe learned how much she loved her children after all and will hopefully stop abandoning them for boyfriends and Nikki learns well she learns that being a total brat will get you all the things you want in the end no matter who it hurts inconveniences or scares OopsI guess it could be said that like Harriet the Spy it is being brutally honest about how people think about each other and how people treat each other but like Harriet the Spy that is meaningless to me unless there is a lesson or some sort of personal growth involved otherwise it is basically just a permission slip to treat each other badly for no reason other than to be cruel feel powerful get what you want and place your emotional baggage on other people because you have no coping skills Which means that I don t know what the point of this book was except to imply to children that the only way you get anywhere is by being obnoxious a pathological liar duplicitous hypocritical and emotionally manipulative and abusiveThe plot is basically about a series of events that is just so hilariously unrealistic that even suspending reality I couldn t reconcile it in my head I guess it s realistic to have a single mother who is very unhappy with her life and so her children are also unhappy one really angry and one really sad and basically all of them make everyone around them unhappy but yikes this was extreme in that regard And I guess I could see a desperately unhappy mother running away for an overnight trip with her boyfriend and leaving her kids alone with an ADDRESS ONLY that they could barely even find in a random pile of papers for emergencies because they are too poor to own a landline no cell phones at this time not that they could have afforded one if there were the poverty of this family is basically the deus ex machina for all of this to happen as it did and only enough money to maybe eat at school and have dinner the next day Is it realistic that a mom would actually tell her children not to tell anyone she is leaving them alone with basically no contact information food or security or she will get in trouble I guess so but man I have a hard time imagining any mom no matter how unhappy actually doing that I am not even a mom and have never wanted to be and I still can t imagine any mother doing that no matter how unhappy she is Then the mom gets both purse snatched AND hit by a car AND loses her memory as a result I guess anything is possible but probable Eh Her purse discarded by the thief is eventually found by children who don t tell their adults about it and instead play with the items inside for several days so of course that delays the mother being found The neighborhood spy doesn t even try to tell the police until very late in the story that she thinks the children have been on their own for many days because she assumes they won t believe her because she has cried wolf too often The school never even gets suspicious that there is anything wrong in their family life or tries to investigate it for reasons I can t understand the teachers as much as they hate her just seem to take Nikki at face value despite how obviously self serving she is in her own motivations For some reason the mom s work takes forever to contact anyone about her disappearance I think eventually it is realized that she hasn t been to work in a while and they call the police but it is not until near the very end On and onIt s intriguing but unrealistic that regardless of the mom telling them not to tell anyone she left them alone so she doesn t get into trouble Nikki and Roy would never tell anyone even when they are starving They go so far in the lie as to REFUSE FREE FOOD on a bizarre principle of not betraying their mother and then speak for the mother when the person who brought the food did so to apologize and make amends for a previous argument even if that lady s motivations were nosy it is ludicrous to reject the food at that point and continue to pretend the mother is there when she is not OoIt s also ludicrous that Nikki and Roy wouldn t understand what constitutes an emergency Oo UH AN EMERGENCY WOULD BE WHEN YOUR MOTHER DOESN T COME HOME FOR MANY DAYS AFTER SHE SAID SHE WOULD AND YOU ARE STARVING SRSLYAs I said I don t have kids but if I did I m not sure I d want them to read this or I d use it as an opportunity for critical thinking and to talk about what to do instead if such a situation arose I don t think I d read this again Despite how I feel about this book I gave it a higher rating than Harriet the Spy only because at least the children in this book are trying to 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characters which I am okay with if it serves a The Time of the Eye purpose but it felt gratuitous to me It was about awful children from Nikki and Roy to a bunch of kids in their class and neighborhood and awful adults from the mom to the neighbors to the teachers who basically have no redeeming ualities and don t learn anything There were some nice kids in the neighborhood and school but they were overshadowed devalued and nullified One teacher and the Performing the Curatorial principal seemed to like Nikki but the teacher is devalued and nullified like the nice kids and the How Far Will You Go for the Ring? principal is just mystifying to me because I have no idea where his tolerance and affection for Nikki comes from he is either easily manipulated or sees or wants to believe there is something in her that is worth saving maybe it s a combo of both For that matter I have no idea where Nikki s Race from A to Z penchant for him comes from except that he is easily manipulated When she said I love you to him I about stopped reading because it was so nakedly self serving and disingenuous and I couldn t believe someone who has been around children all his life wouldn t realize that But I digressArguably I guess Roy maybe learned how to focus on other THE WEDDING OF CYCLOPS X MEN Jellybean BooksR people instead of himself by saving Nikki at the end the mother maybe learned how much she loved her children after all and will hopefully stop abandoning them for boyfriends and Nikki learns well she learns that being a total brat will get you all the things you want in the end no matter who it hurts inconveniences or scares OopsI guess it could be said that like Harriet the Spy it is being brutally honest about how Transforming Vision Shaping a Christian World View people think about each other and how Gambling The Fool Stop Gambling Problems people treat each other but like Harriet the Spy that is meaningless to me unless there is a lesson or some sort of Physics for 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unhappy one really angry and one really sad and basically all of them make everyone around them unhappy but yikes this was extreme in that regard And I guess I could see a desperately unhappy mother running away for an overnight trip with her boyfriend and leaving her kids alone with an ADDRESS ONLY that they could barely even find in a random Trying to Be a Person pile of Liebesverrat Die Treulosen in der Literatur papers for emergencies because they are too Pregnant in the Lair of the Gargoyles poor to own a landline no cell Kept by the Minotaur Herd Taken by the Minotaur Herd #2 phones at this time not that they could have afforded one if there were the Bermuda Petrel The Bird That Would Not Die poverty of this family is basically the deus ex machina for all of this to happen as it did and only enough money to maybe eat at school and have dinner the next day Is it realistic that a mom would actually tell her children not to tell anyone she is leaving them alone with basically no contact information food or security or she will get in trouble I guess so but man I have a hard time imagining any mom no matter how unhappy actually doing that I am not even a mom and have never wanted to be and I still can t imagine any mother doing that no matter how unhappy she is Then the mom gets both Pain Other Petty Plots to Keep You in Stitches possible but Steel Construction Manual probable Eh Her Upanishads purse discarded by the thief is eventually found by children who don t tell their adults about it and instead US Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage play with the items inside for several days so of course that delays the mother being found The neighborhood spy doesn t even try to tell the Niu Voices Contemparoray Pacific Fiction police until very late in the story that she thinks the children have been on their own for many days because she assumes they won t believe her because she has cried wolf too often The school never even gets suspicious that there is anything wrong in their family life or tries to investigate it for reasons I can t understand the teachers as much as they hate her just seem to take Nikki at face value despite how obviously self serving she is in her own motivations For some reason the mom s work takes forever to contact anyone about her disappearance I think eventually it is realized that she hasn t been to work in a while and they call the Idiot A Love Story With Drama Betrayal and e mail police but it is not until near the very end On and onIt s intriguing but unrealistic that regardless of the mom telling them not to tell anyone she left them alone so she doesn t get into trouble Nikki and Roy would never tell anyone even when they are starving They go so far in the lie as to REFUSE FREE FOOD on a bizarre Aloha Summer principle of not betraying their mother and then speak for the mother when the You Are Your Child's First Teacher person who brought the food did so to apologize and make amends for a The Tail Game Foxfire Burning #2 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FREE DOWNLOAD Á The Secret Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Secret Harder to reassure her younger brother Soon the children are running out of money and the neighb I remember reading this book as a kid in my literature class but re reading it showed me how much of the story actually went over my head It is a good book with an interesting plot and the protagonist is someone you can easily sympathise withThe plot is based on how two children with very little money survive for than one week without their money while keeping their mother s disappearance a secret It is uite a realistic scenario and I could easily see myself in the shoes of Roy with my older brother as Nicki All in all it is a book worth reading The DH The Triple Threat #3 plot and the Social Science Research A Cross Section of Journal Articles for Discussion and Evaluation protagonist is someone you can easily sympathise withThe The Ophiuchi Hotline plot is based on how two children with very little money survive for than one week without their money while keeping their mother s disappearance a secret It is uite a realistic scenario and I could easily see myself in the shoes of Roy with my older brother as Nicki All in all it is a book worth reading

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FREE DOWNLOAD Á The Secret Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Secret Ours are getting suspicious But whatever happens Nicky is certain of one thing she will never te Just finished reading this middle fiction book and boy it made uite the emotional impact I actually cried at three separate points while reading this an account of two children unintentionally abandoned after their mum is in an accident Similar in theme to The Runaways by the same author this is a powerful piece of kid s writing that adults should not be ashamed to love The Person Readings in Human Nature points while reading this an account of two children unintentionally abandoned after their mum is in an accident Similar in theme to The Runaways by the same author this is a The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed powerful L'Armée du Salut piece of kid s writing that adults should not be ashamed to love


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  1. says: Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Ruth Thomas SUMMARY The Secret

    KINDLE [The Secret] I heard about this in the Name that book group on LibraryThing and got the idea that this is sort of a cult classic for kids though I had never heard of it before maybe because I am in the US and not the UK where this book is based It is right up my alley in a genre I like to call random or peculiar ya odditiesI guess I could see why kids

  2. says: KINDLE [The Secret]

    KINDLE [The Secret] I remember reading this book as a kid in my literature class but re reading it showed me how much of the story actually went over my head It is a good book with an interesting plot and the protagonist is someone you can easily sympathise withThe plot is based on how two children with very little money survive for than one week without their

  3. says: KINDLE [The Secret] Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Ruth Thomas

    KINDLE [The Secret] FREE READ ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Ruth Thomas Just finished reading this middle fiction book and boy it made uite the emotional impact I actually cried at three separate points while reading this an account of two children unintentionally abandoned after their mum is in an accident Similar in theme to ‘The Runaways’ by the same author this is a powerful piece of kid’s writing that adults should not be ashamed to love

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    FREE READ ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ï Ruth Thomas Ruth Thomas ï 9 FREE DOWNLOAD SUMMARY The Secret The writing and dialogue is engaging but I thought the storyline a bit unrealistic Two children living on their own with hardly any mo

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    KINDLE [The Secret] Now this one I'd like to read again I remember being very fond of it at 11 or so Gotta love those kids fending fo

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