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ISBN: 1563979950

ISBN13: 9781563979958

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Carly Chambers has a secret. With her family constantly on the move and father's harsh rules keeping her close to home, it had been an easy secret to keep. Until now. This summer in a beach town on the Jersey coast everything is unraveling. Slipping out of her bedroom window each night, Carly only wants to steal a few hours of freedom on the boardwalk. Then comes the night when she discovers that a stranger has been watching her every move and asking...

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review by me

This book is one of my favs. I've read it 3 times because ive liked it so much. It's about this girl who has moved so many times because of her father. He has many problems that makes her life and her mothers really bad and hard. She is befriended by a man. and also a boy from her class. They become pretty good friends, but then something unexpected happens. I think that this book is geered toward 12-any age. If your younger than 12 i think that you should be a mature younger person cause to understand what is going on you have to know about it in the world. if that makes any sense, hope ive helped some people read this.

My Own Opinion on This Great Book

Carly Chambers is a 13 year old girl who lives with her father and mother in a 3 story house in Ocean Side. Her family has moved constantly because every buisness her father has, has always seemed to some how fail, or that is waht he tells Carly. Carly does not realy like her dad beccause of the simple fact that he abuses her. They have finaly moved to Ocean Side, right by the beach, which is something that Carly likes about this move. Their house is an old victorian house. Her dads runs a candy shop on the main floor of the house. Carlys father has a big secret that no one knows. Carly has no friends except for her next door neighbor Alieen. Alieen is in high school and is not the type of girl that Carlys dad wants her to be around, but Carlys dad doesnt want her ot be around no kid. Every day Carly runs arrons for her father and is times on them. When she is late she ends up in trouble, and it don't matter what the reason she was late is. Calry never knows what she delivers or whos weird house or building she delivers it to but she never likes it. That all changes one day when Carly decides to open one of the packages. She finds hundreds of dollars. Then she goes and talks to the only person she feels safe with and that is Nick. My opinion on this book is that is is one of the best books I've ever met. The book is very interesting, and I advise that you read it. Once you start you can't stop, but in the end it is all worth it.

The Secret Within tops them all!!!!

Theresa M. Golding has takin writing to a whole new level with The Secret Within. She shows how with just a little help from some unlikly friends you can over come your fears and stand up to your parents, friends, siblings, bullies, whatever is in your way. Her book shows how with a little help, love and a lot of courage, you can change things from as simple as telling your father no, to changing the world. We all look forward to more books from ms.Golding, but know that The Secret Within will stay in our hearts forever. Thank you, Kate H.

A Secret Within

I think this book is wonderful. It was so good, I read from chapter 9 to finishing the entire book! I really enjoyed this book. I'm glad my friend suggested that I read "A Secret Within".

A hard-hitting, realistic story

Carly Chambers may be a shy, abused child at home - part of a family constantly moving to avoid trouble - but on the boardwalk she has her unusual friends who watch out for her and worry about her. She loves the beach and their new Oceanside coastal home, until her father's activities and the interest of a stranger threatens her new life. In The Secret Within, Theresa Golding has created a hard-hitting, realistic story of a child involved in a destructive pattern of family abuse and illegal activity - and how she survives by building healthier relationships outside the home.
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