Reviewed on 20th December 2017

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan

Genre: Fiction / Mystery / Thriller / Young Adult
Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan Synopsis

Six hidden pasts.

One deadly outcome.

Some secrets never stay hidden for long…
Six teenagers meet in Saturday detention: a brain, a beauty, a cheerleader, a rebel, a recluse and the new girl.
But someone is watching. Someone has made sure that they are all in the same room at the same time. Someone knows that each of them is hiding a terrible secret…
…and by the end of detention, everyone will know the truth.

Six Little Secrets by Katlyn Duncan Review

A fabulous novella that ended a little too soon.

I have to admit that YA is not generally a genre I would pick up by choice, but when I saw the blurb for this book, my interest was piqued. It seems over the last few years, that YA books are not only exposing the true life ordeals that young people face these days (think 13 Reasons Why) but are also illuminating issues that parents should be aware of when raising children in today’s social media dominated world.

Zoe, Cece, Quentin, Jackie, Teddy and Holly are classmates brought together one Saturday for detention! But the actions that saw them brought together are not the reason they are being punished.

“The six of you were selected to be here today because you are all hiding something. A secret. One that eats you up inside each day. I’m here to set you free …”
It’s clear none of these young adults is innocent, but what secrets could have them targeted in this way?

Many have described this book as a modern-day “Breakfast Club”, and in many ways, I can understand that – but I think that is far too simplistic an explanation. If you combine The Breakfast Club with 13 Reasons Why I think you may be close.

Six Little Lies takes a very simple concept and highlights the ways that social media can be used in our children’s lives. All children hide secrets, all young adults face testing moments during their young lives, but mistakes you make are no longer hidden behind closed doors.

Six Little Lies is a fabulous novella, and my only negative would be that it is almost ‘not enough.’ I would have loved more insight into each character, I found myself being drawn into their individual stories just as the book was coming to a close. With such relatable characters, this could well have been a much longer novel rather than a short novella.

Six Little Secrets is Published by: HQ Digital
ISBN: 978-147407-718-7

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