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Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins

 

Book Summary

This story is set in India in 1974, as Asha's father goes to America to find a new job, and she and her mother and sister move in with relatives in CalcuttaAsha, who loves tennis, privacy, and writing, is a frequent target of her aunt's criticism, while her more traditional and beautiful sister begins to receive marriage proposals

Book Review

While the ending will undoubtedly disappoint some, this book tells a unique story, and Asha is a character worth championing.


 
Secret Keeper book cover
Secret Keeper

Topics and Themes for this book:

 
  • Family Relationships
  • Loyalty, Honor, Obligation
  • India in 1974
 
  • Rebellion Against Convention
  • Finding Your Voice

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

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