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Secrets They Never Told

By Kayla Hicks

Dead parents, an estranged aunt, and a failed future hold control over Sadi's life.

After Sadi's parents die in a car crash, she is forced to live with the total stranger in her life, her Aunt Hayley.

As if living with a total stranger isn't terrible enough, every college she applied to with her parent's help rejects her, bringing the rejection total to 11.

Now what will she do?

Her best friend Parker is going off to college and now she has to break it to her Aunt Hayley that she needs to stay another year.

However, Sadi doesn't know that her parents and Aunt Hayley kept a huge secret from her.

“First off I wanted to start by saying that this was another great YA contemporary read. I love the friends-to-lovers trope and especially where one person is secretly pining after the other one. Also, is garbage pizza a thing? That sounds gross and delicious at the same time and I now need to find a place that makes it.”- Eleanor Leung

“I don't remember what chapter, but it was like 'the thousands of memories stored in our brains but only so many are recalled with such clarity' is honestly one of the most poignant lines I've read in a fiction book. Truly, the first time I read that I reread it and then just had to sit with it because it was so good. There were a few in this book that were very thoughtful and it just added to the richness of the writing.”- Lorelei Riffe

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters bring you right in and I love that the reader picks up the history of Sadi, our protagonist, through a series of flashbacks. An engaging story about love, sacrifice, and coming of age. I look forward to reading more from this talented writer.

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  • Kayla Hicks

    You can find Hicks outdoors with her husband and daughter, her nose in a good book, or playing video games. Some of her favorite books include Under the Never Sky, 28 and a Half Wishes, and anything by Colleen Hoover. Writing however is her greatest passion and has been since high school. Hicks is also the author of Kale Stone: An Outliers Tale available on Amazon.You can find Hicks outdoors with her husband and daughter, her nose in a good book, or playing video games. Some of her favorite books include Under the Never Sky, 28 and a Half Wishes, and anything by Colleen Hoover. Writing however is her greatest passion and has been since high school. Hicks is also the author of Kale Stone: An Outliers Tale available on Amazon.