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The Secrets of Peaches

(Peaches #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  6,704 ratings  ·  219 reviews
As the hot sun sets on the orchards in a farming town in Georgia, a group of girls manages their romantic lives in the cool of the night as relationships come together and fall apart over the course of one magical summer.
Paperback, 341 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published 2007)
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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.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Roxanna Cross
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, 2015, 3-stars, own
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.
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.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these books so much. Easy reading definitely, but awesome.
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Secrets of Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson was a pretty good read. In the book, three girls (Leeda, Birdie, and Murphy) live on a peach orchard during the summer before their senior year. Like most people, high school isn't the best time for the girls but they all have their own unique problems. I do wish I read the first book before this because I feel as if that would make everything easier to understand and a more enjoyable book.
Throughout the book Leeda's mother favorites her sister and ba
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Ariana Allen
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Hannah McLaws
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-13-25, realism
The Secrets of Peaches tells the story of 3 girls. During the summer they all worked on a peach farm and became best friends. This book tells the story of their joineries and struggles the year after they meet. Each girl is taking different route in their lives. Birdie is going to stay and run the peach farm. Murphy is going to NYU for school. Leeda is battling her family and trying to find out where to go. The girls have romances and fights which help shape their lives.
I loved this book! I tho
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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
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Cheyanne Merrick
I thought that this book was over all pretty good and it was kinda hard to follow. It kinda also ended in a weird way that I didn't think it would end like. The girls are back in school for their senior year of high school. Birdie is still home schooled while the other girls attend school together. Murphy is consumed with the idea of college and getting out of town as soon as possible. She doesn’t just want to get out but specifically to New York and NYU, in fact that is the only school she’s ap ...more
Stacey Adams
Second installment in the series with Murphy, Leeda and Birdie. College applications, boyfriend troubles, family matters are the issues at hand. Unlike the first book, Peaches, this book isn't about the orchard and peaches. I didn't like it as well because of that. But it was good. I wanted to know what was next for these three, and I'll read the next book too. I like the characters. Their love/hate relationship with each other is enjoyable to see.
Kiana Cook
The first time I read The Secrets of Peaches, I remember thinking it was so much less magical than its predecessor, Peaches. I found the characters to be too whiny and pushing one another away for no good reason, and I was frustrated with the more melancholy tone (complete with several deaths and characters’ old haunts literally burning to the ground). Like the book’s primarily-winter setting, there was a frostiness to it that seemed to have shut out most of Peaches’s warmth.

The first time I re
Andi Masdon
Sometimes sequels are a bit of a let down. This is not the case. This 2nd installment of the Peaches series is a seamless continuation of the original novel, so much so that it feels like you're still reading more pages of the 1st book. Leeda, Murphy and Birdie all evolve more into beautifully, more complex versions of themselves. And you fall in love with the orchard all over again, longing to be there.
Anya Zhang
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Jul 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was just super, super sad. I know it’s a transition book, but I read as fast as I could because it depressed me. The next one is more uplifting similar to the first, but with some definite heart break
Celina Allen
After a magical summer living on a peach orchard, carefree Murphy, perfect leeda, and big hearted Birdie confront a series of breakups, makeups, and takeoffs. They may have to leave one another, along with the orchard that brought them together.
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many more personal and emotional decisions for the trio. Teenage angst and even larger issues. On to book 3!
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the follow-up to Peaches. It was good but sad in a lot of ways.
Uchiha Grace
It was a good sequel with a satisfying ending.
Delaney Scherf
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was really good and had lots of drama. They had to make some important life choices.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-17
A marvelous sequel to "Peaches", the journey of the three girls continues and they continue to find love, joy and heartbreak.
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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
“. . . And as fall turned to winter, the Darlington peach trees started dropping their leaves again, gently, like they were letting them go. It wasnt the same as giving them up. It wasnt the same as losing them.” 20 likes
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