- Series: Lorimer Real Love
- Imprint: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
- Publication Date: 4 April 2023
- Copyright Year: 2023
- ISBN: 9781459417250
- Page Count: 176
- Dimensions: 5.5" x 7.75"
- Interest ages: 13+
- Reading level: Grade 5
Secret Me is a coming-out story that reflects the lives of teens today. It’s a moving romance of authenticity and heart.
Charlottetown teen Tage seems to have it all: she hangs out with the school’s most popular clique and has a handsome boyfriend. She’s also living a lie about her sexuality.
Wren, a nonbinary schoolmate, has been the victim of bullying by Tage’s clique, which leaves Tage racked by guilt because she’s always been drawn to Wren. When Tage picks up Wren during a snowstorm and they are forced to spend a night together, their true feelings emerge.
With Wren’s support, Tage had to decide whether to come out to celebrate herself and her new relationship.
This novel deals with the place of sexual and gender identify in a contemporary high school setting. The role of bullying in female peer groups is explored, and so is how bullying can become a dysfunctional habit to repress a person’s true feelings.
About the Author
ANGEL JENDRICK is the author of gritty contemporary romances. She also dabbles in poetry, from time to time. When not writing or editing (or thinking about writing or editing), she watches movies, jams to her favourite tunes, runs after her kids, or works on her latest home reno or DIY project.
With her wife, their three children, Ellie their energetic Lab, and a blind cat named Taz, Angel lives on Prince Edward Island.
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