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Secrets by Lauren Kunze, Rina Onur

Monday, August 22, 2011

Reputation, Reputation, Reputation.
You're a student at the most prestigious university in the country, and you've been tapped for the most elite social club. You've made it!
Now Don't Blow It!
Callie Andrews triumphed during her first semester at Harvard: she made incomparable friends, found the perfect boyfriend, and received invitations to the most exclusive secret societies. But she may have ruined every-thing with one ill-fated night. Now she's keeping secrets from everyone, including—
Clint the upperclassman who's too good to be true
Vanessa the best friend turned backstabber
Gregory the guy who's a total(ly hot) mistake
and Lexi the social queen who wants to bring Callie down.
But Callie didn't get into Harvard by giving up, and she isn't about to now. Besides, she's not the only one with something to hide. . . .

Goodreads Summary

In this second novel of the series, Callie is still smack dab in the middle of trouble.  She is still being black-mailed by the upperclassman she is trying to impress.  She doesn't know what to do about Gregory and their "night of love."  She still feels drawn to Lexi's ex-boyfriend, and she still hasn't made up with one of her roommates who overly dramatizes Callie's so-called betrayal.  Will Callie get herself out of this mess?

Callie's character is impulsive, brave, smart, and slightly clueless.  Gregory and her suffer a misunderstanding due to miscommunication that wasn't really either of their faults.  She feels snubbed and rejected by Gregory, making her the perfect target for Lexi's ex...who is kind and actually endearing.  Lexi is still a colossal meanie, she orders Callie around and forces her to complete menial tasks.  She still likes her French roommate, who is as entertaining as ever.  She experiences the "naked run" that is traditional at Harvard.  There is a lot going on in this novel. 

The plot is much the same as the first, just as exciting and full of drama.  There is a definite love triangle between Gregory, Callie, and Lexi's ex.  The intense anger and hatred between Lexi and Callie practically roll off the pages.  Nothing can make those two get along.  The main character, Callie, is plenty likable.  Lexi is the antagonist, the reader will really dislike her character.  The two love interests for Callie are very hard to choose between.  This book was a quick, exciting read and recommended for young adults/teens. 

4 Stars


  1. Sophia said...:

    I have The Ivy, though I haven't read it yet. I'm glad you liked the first one and this one! :) Nice review.

  1. Krystal Larson said...:

    You should read won't be disappointed!