What readers on Goodreads are saying about the debut YA novel That Secret You Keep
“Think Stephanie Perkins meets Becky Albertalli.” – Cassandra
“Love, Love, Love this book! A fresh take on YA Romance that was a real-page turner.” – Karen
“I absolutely adored [this] wonderful debut by Brenda Benny … this book hits it out of the park with every detail.” – Mariah
When Max trips his way into Serena’s life, she can’t help but fall for his awkward ways – until she discovers who Max really is.
Will Serena share her secret or run?
Max is a seventeen-year-old musician who towers, giraffe-like, over his double bass. He’s avoiding certain candid “talks” with his overly perceptive dads – like his plans to seek out his adoption history – like the fact that he’s not gay – and that he’s been in love with Serena forever.
Serena was a vibrant, talented singer at their performing arts high school before her mother’s tragic death. Since then, she’s faded into the chorus, concealing her chronic anxieties over the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Lose yourself in this tender, funny, heart-wrenching story of Max and Serena stumbling over truths and lies as they find their way through first love.