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The Terrible Secrets of the Tell-All Club

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
No one at school had ever thought up a club like this. All you had to do to be in it is answer some questions and share them with the rest of the club. Questions like: What is your favorite salad dressing? Who is your BFF? What was your most embarrassing moment? Kiley, T.J., Josh, and Anne each have a different motivation: one wants to fit in, one wants revenge, one has so ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Albert Whitman Company (first published September 1st 2009)
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Brandy
Kiley is starting a club at school, a club that no one's ever thought of before, and she wants Anne, Josh, and TJ to join it. Her club will be the Tell-All Club, and to join they'll all have to answer (truthfully!) 50 questions that cover everything from their favorite salad dressings to who they LIKE-like. Predictably, their answers to that last question all get passed around to the others, with the expected disastrous consequences.

This is a little short to develop all four of the characters w
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CuriousLibrarian
Nov 27, 2009 CuriousLibrarian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
I have a longer discussion of this book at my blog: http://litallusions.blogspot.com/2009/08/that-takes-me-back.html

Basically, it's a book that rings emotionally true for ten-yr-olds. I would recommend it for kids in grades 4-6 who like contemporary school stories that aren't too heavy (just the right balance of problems with humor). The chapters are each only a few pages long, making it easy to zip through in big gulps, or take in snippets depending on the reader.

My big disappointment is that t
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Jodysegal
Jan 17, 2010 Jodysegal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tweens/middle school reluctant readers
The Terrible Secrets is a formulaic 5th grade relationship (friendship/ boy-girl) novel that will nonetheless appeal to some readers. When Kiley hatches a plot to start a Tell-All club to find out if the boy she likes likes her in return, she precipitates a series of misunderstandings that illustrate how one person’s actions can be misconstrued by another. Each chapter opens with a “Tell-All” question, like “What’s your favorite color?” or, her eventual goal, “Who do you like?” While the novel’s ...more
Cathy
Feb 08, 2010 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So few books for the 3-5th grade set that aren't fantasy appeal to boys and girls- this is a winner. Follow 2 boys and 2 girls, linked by one's attempt to form a "cool" club (and snag a boyfriend). Their personalities are revealed and relationships formed through an online questionnaire. Funny and touching, with a realism that makes you for a moment believe these kids are in the elementary school down the street.
The Library Lady
I am leaning towards 3 1/2 on this. It's believable and will be enjoyable for upper elementary aged kids.
Laurie
Jul 23, 2009 Laurie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Eh. Review to come for LMC.
Gina
Jan 28, 2010 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 4th grade and up
Shelves: children-s-books
I really enjoyed this book and it was a fast read.
Kate
Sep 04, 2009 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jv, realistic-fiction
Eh. I really need to have a third/fourth grader (girl) read this and let me know what they think.
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