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The Secrets of Peaches (Peaches #2)

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A delicious sequel to the national bestseller Peaches

After a magical summer living on a peach orchard, Murphy, Leeda, and Birdie confront a series of breakups, make-ups, and take-offs. They may have to leave one another, along with the orchard that brought them together. But despite their heartbreak, this year's bitter endings could lead to the sweetest of new beginnings.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by HarperTeen (first published 2007)
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Ellis
So this went from okay to super heartbreaking? I'm still not here for Leeda's antics and there were times when I wanted to shake all of them, but Murphy/Rex crushed my heart a little and Murphy/Birdie still have the strongest of friendships.
Grace
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The second book, showed a different side the the girls, than the first. The first brought them together and created a strong friendship-but the second shows how much this friendship can take and gets tested throughout the book overall showing how much the girls really care for eachother. There was a lot of drama, break-ups and make-up and ups and downs but I really liked it. I feel like I get very attached to each character, so when something sad happened (or the drama going on) it hurt me...but ...more
Elizabeth
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Teens who are sick of reading about Gossip Girls and A-listers.
The Secrets of Peaches is so much better than its predecessor I can't even handle it. The storyline in Peaches was terribly boring, the characters horribly cliche, and in the end, wasn't very satisfying at all. In the Secrets of Peaches, all the characters suddenly turn into real people! Everyone has real problems and real emotions that are easily felt by the reader. The three girls become much more relatable. Murphy is no longer this haughty sexpot with a stone cold heart, but rather an attract ...more
Kate
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
It's the girls last year of school, and they have some choices to make. Murphy is going to NYU after making the tough desision of leaving the love of her life Rex behind. Birdie went down to Mexico to spend some time with Enrico after having a little fun in the cider house. She also has to start running things around the orchard since she's going to inherit it. And Leeda is this years pecan queen and is fed up with her mother, she's going to Columbia in New York and has promised her that she is ...more
Kelli Belli
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's been so long since I read Peaches that I didn't know how much I've missed these three girls. This book was much more heart breaking than I anticipated. I thought it was going to be I cute summer read. I never expected it to have me tearing up through most of it and crying at the end of it. Can't wait to read Love and Peaches and see how everything turns out for Murphy, Birdie and Leeda as well as all the other characters I have come to know and love in this series.
Justine
3 ou 3,5/5 je ne sais pas encore.

1) Je n'étais pas du tout dans le mood pour lire ça et du coup ça m'a soulée 2) les filles m'ont vraiment agacée par moments 3) quelques répétitions.

Je lirai cela dit le tome 3 parce que je veux savoir comment l'histoire finit ! Mais j'attendrai une ou deux lectures, peut-être parce que je dois rendre le livre à la médiathèque...
Ashley
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, own, reread, 3-stars
So, the drama that I said was missing from the first Peaches book? It's here, in the second. This book was really melancholy and while the first made me feel good, this one made me feel a little bummed out.
Roxanna Cross
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Secret of Peaches is a book full of discoveries, the coming of age blooming once more. Jodi Lynn Anderson’s voice and characters captivated the essence of the seasons and turmoil that went along with the fading tendrils of things that could have been or could possibly be… Very touching a thumbs good read.
Kricket
Sequel to 'Peaches' so all the characters were familiar, but didn't do what I expected them to do. This is the kind of chick-lit I actually feel comfortable recommending- it's not all clean and nice, it's got a little scandal, but isn't all trashy ala gossip girls.
Mari
Ah, blir så irriterad på både Leeda och Murphy för hur de agerar ibland. Men det är en okej bok och jag kommer definitivt att ta mig an sista delen i serien direkt.
Rachel
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Took a while to pick this book up after I bought it, but I love how the author crafts this book by slowly revealing the characters and keeping you hanging. The ending was perfect.
Summer
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you liked the first book in the trilogy, this one won’t disappoint, though the friendships are more fractured here and the girls are dealing with some heavier choices and losses.

This one mostly takes place in autumn and winter as the girls are in their last year of high school figuring out what’s next (though most scenes still happen at the orchard). Each girl is struggling and for the most part, rather than reach out to one another, they pull away and don’t necessarily deal well on their own
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Julie
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
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Ariana Allen
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
The fictional book Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson is about three teenage girls.

In the book a girl named Murphy McGowen who had the “wildest girl in school reputacion” who always had a way of getting out of trouble finally got caught stealing from “Darlington Orchard” and ended up picking peaches to repay her debt. But she wasn't alone, there were two other girls working with her on the Orchard.

There was Birdie who was shy and home schooled also the daughter of the Orchard owner. Birdie feels alo
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ava z
I accidentally deleted my first review because it was on my favorites shelf but I wanted to take it off and I didn't realize it deletes everything. Anyways, I loved the book. It was amazing. I loved how the characters really unfolded and I could actually say it's better than the first book. I'm going to start the third one soon because the series has been extremely good so far. I read this about a week ago and I was pleasantly surprised at how much better it was than the first book. I loved how ...more
Jenna
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am addicted to Jodi Lynn Anderson's writing. Her books are character driven, deeply so, and she writes of their strengths and flaws in a way that allows for compassion without excuses. I am currently working through all of her stuff after starting reading her last year.

For the Peaches series, I think the second is better than the first because the series goes more into depth with the lead characters and how what happens to them impacts their relationships. The writing rips you, but also gives
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Katie
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Nowhere near as good as the first in the series. It wasn't bad, but a lot of what I loved so much about Peaches was absent. Again, this wasn't terrible but in my opinion, Peaches should've been a standalone. This felt unnecessary and just wasn't as enjoyable to read. I didn't like how our characters were pulled apart and didn't appreciate some of the writing choices made. Still going to see how the trilogy wraps up and I hope that the third book brings back all of the elements I fell so in love ...more
Anya Zhang
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly, with no offense to realistic fiction books, but I expected much less from this young adult book. But this book was just as good as any fantasy book I've read, and just as gripping and enticing, which I usually don't say a lot. I feel like the book ended a little bit unsatisfactory, but that might be because a third book might be coming out. The writing was full of colorful words but there were a little too much imagery. Other than that though, the book was spectacular!
molly
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i give this a solid 3.75-4 stars/5.

in my opinion this book is just as a good as the first! it's just as cute and funny. this book did have some sadder moments as well though. i still love these characters so i'll definitely finish up the series when i can get my hands on the last book
Tressa
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, young-adult
The Secrets of Peaches had complex and empathetic portrayals. Murphy, Birdie, and Leeda all grew as individuals. The story ends full of hope and possibilities.
Mirabelle
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-17
A marvelous sequel to "Peaches", the journey of the three girls continues and they continue to find love, joy and heartbreak.
Madiw
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
It was good but I like the first one better.
Aleyna Convery
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was so amazing!!! I could not put it down!!!!
Andrea Arana
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
the sequel to Peaches is heartfelt and starting to develop, not as a summer book, but a coming-of-age story. everything in Bridgewater, GA, is somewhat manageable and more difficult to comprehend, but understandable. This summer everything changes for our 3 georgia peaches.

Leeda has been named the Pecan Queen and feels even more resentment and anger towards her mother, but as you read in the story, you can see that she is the way she was when she was little and how everyone around her consider
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Claire B
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was the best out of the whole series.
Juliet Small
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Juliet Small

The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

I thought this book was very good and I liked the plot of it. The characters all were very unique, which made the book interesting. I think that the characters changed throughout the book, which made the characters more interesting also. I liked how the setting was in high school. This made the book relatable to life today and made it seem like it was real life. In the book, there were real life situations which made the book funny and inte
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Alison Hatch
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Murphy, Leeda, and Birdie try to hold on to their friendship while navigating their last year of high school. Murphy is determined to get herself into New York University and leave Bridgewater behind her. In the process of cutting her ties with the small town, she pushes her boyfriend away and hurts her friends. Leeda is undecided on her future, and still trying to gain her mother's approval. As her mother pushes her into being Pecan Queen, she also begins to push Leeda out of her life. Birdie i ...more
Liv.
Jun 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
-from inside flap-

Last summer, three very different girls--wild Murphy, perfect Leeda, and shy Birdie--etched their initials on a magnolia tree at Darlington Peach Orchard to symbolize that their friendship would last forever. But can it survive the less-than-peachy year ahead?


Murphy, more in love with Rex than ever, is torn between her big-city dreams and following her heart..all the way across the railroad tracks and into Rex's arms.

Leeda, nominated to be Bridgewater's Pecan Queen, basks in th
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Touloulou
May 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
On retrouve les héroines de Peaches... L'intrépide Murphy, Leeda qui peine à trouver sa place face à une mère si parfaite en apparence et si froide, et enfin Birdie, qui est perdue entre l'entretien de son verger de pêchers et son amour pour Enrico, reparti au Mexique à la fin de la saison...

C'était mal parti pour cette lecture, je peinais à retrouver l'ambiance du premier tome, sa fraicheur et son insouciance. Je l'ai mis de côté, repris, remis de côté.
J'ai donc peiné pendant un tiers voire la
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Yoda Bor
Jan 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Birdie est amoureuse d’Enrico. Mais celui-ci habite au Mexique et la jeune fille ne se voit pas quitter la plantation.

Murphy est amoureuse de Rex. Mais son rêve est de quitter Bridgewater pour New York et rien ne doit se mettre en travers de son chemin.

Leeda a bien du mal à dire non à sa mère. Elle se retrouve embarquée dans l’aventure Reine des Pacanes bien malgré elle.

Fini le travail au verger, le deuxième tome des aventures des filles se déroule sur l’année scolaire suivant leur premier été e
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“It was funny how you could go somewhere and your whole life could stretch out and then you could come home and have it all shrink back to the way it was before. It was funny that it didn’t stay stretched.” 20 likes
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