Book Review – I Have No Secrets


I Have No Secrets by Penny Joelson (Egmont) ISBN 978-1-4052-8615-2

Dan is a monster who has just confessed his crime of murder to fourteen-year-old Jemma.

Jemma has severe cerebral palsy and she is unable to control her arms and legs, can’t eat by herself, and can’t move without help. She can’t speak, but she can hear and sometimes she hates it when people forget that she has a functional brain.

Jemma lives with her foster parents and their neighbour’s nineteen-year-old son has just been found stabbed to death. The police have no leads, but Jemma knows Dan did it. She is unable to tell anyone and wishes she could find a way to warn Sarah, her carer who is dating Dan. Then Sarah disappears.

Jemma finds out that she has a twin sister, Jodi. Can Jodi help her find Sarah before it’s too late? Can the new communication technology that Jemma is testing help her to communicate?

Penny Joelson has written an interesting novel.

Tracy-Ann Damons
3/5

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