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The Art of the Dragon by Sean McMullen
Baby Dance by Ann Taylor and Marjorie van Heerden
The Case of the Climbing Cat by Cynthia Rylant
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones by Terrance Dicks
Fruits Basket Volume 1 by Katsuki Takaya
Girl on a Bar Stool by Tim Roux
The Great American Marble Book by Fred Ferretti
A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Kampung Boy by Lat
The Lighthouse, the Cat and the Sea by Leigh W. Rutledge
Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars by Ellen MacGreggor
Myths, Magic and Legends of Sand Art by Suzanne Lord
On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Seuss
Outside the Lavender Closet by Martha A. Taylor
Secrets Unveiled by Sheshena Pledger
Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye
Spaceman by Mike O'Driscoll
Testimony by Anita Shreve
A Token of a Better Age by Melinda M. Snodgrass
Tom and Pippo Read a Story by Helen Oxenbury
Thump Quack Moo by Doreen Cronin
Violent Cases by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Water Hole by Graeme Base
Wet Cats by Mario Garza
You Are Such a One by Nancy Springer


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1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Secrets Unveiled

Secrets UnveiledSecrets Unveiled: 09/17/09

Secrets Unveiled by Sheshena Pledger is a New Orleans thriller told from the point of view of the protagonist and antagonist. Nick Miller wants to escape the madness of the Harris family seeking revenge for the death of Natasha "Cleopatra" Harris.

Pledger writes in short, choppy sentences, sometimes only have a couple words on a line. It makes the book look like an attempt at 300 pages of epic poetry but the result is less than satisfactory.

With competing and opposite points of view it is crucial to have distinct voices for whomever is telling the story. Voice through writing style, word choice and sentence structure adds realism and builds interest. It also makes following the jumps between points of view possible. Secrets Unveiled does not have any obvious distinctions between who is telling the story making the opposition of views pointless.

 

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Comment #1: Friday, September, 18, 2009 at 03:21:52

BookWhirl.com

We all are entitled to our own opinion. But every book we publish is an opportunity for our talent to be honed again and again. There's always room for improvement. After all, great things starts in small beginnings.



Comment #2: Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 13:45:36

Pussreboots

That's right and that's what I did. I posted my oppinion based on my experience of reading the book.