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The Secret Crush

(Mackenzie Blue #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  372 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Mackenzie Blue has a crush!

But how can she get Landon--the cutest boy in school--to notice her? The class's new rock-and-roll musical is her chance.

Reasons why our musical is going to be amazing: I could be the star! Landon could be my co-star . . . which means we'll hang out together.Working on the sets, props, music, script, and costumes will be tons of fun.

There's so mu
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published December 29th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published December 16th 2009)
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Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It’s a Win, Win, Win, Win situation with Mackenzie Blue! I loved Mackenzie Blue’s Crew of friends, the drawings, the on-line chatting, and the diary entries. Yep, I liked it all.
I will break down what I enjoyed the most in each book -
Mackenzie Blue - Zee struggling to find the courage to take part in the Teen Sing contest.
The Secret Crush – Zee finding all sorts of crazy ways to get Landon’s attention.
Friends Forever? – Zee trying to keep the peace between her best friends who are having
Sunny Kim
I like this book because it was interesting. There was a lot of drama and fun. I loved it!! hope to read more of this series!!
Sophia Pease
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I cant wait to read the other books!!!
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2010
Mackenzie Blue returns again, with all her friends & foes, for another middle school adventure. This time her music class is putting on the performance and she has got the lead, and her crush Landon is her co-star. This is great for Mackenzie because now she gets to spend every waking minute with him, get close to him, and maybe through all this she'll get to become his girlfriend. So if you notice on my site, you might notice that I don't review a lot of MG books because I don't read them mainl ...more
Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
This is the second book in the Mackenzie Blue series and I have to admit that both my tween daughter and I thoroughly enjoy the voice of plucky Zee. One of the things I love about her is that she's a very realistic 7th Grade girl -- with fairly real problems. She has her friends, her seemingly unsupportive older brother and parents that she perceives as meddling at all the wrong moments in her life -- like when she's just about to kiss her crush Landon, her Mom walks in! I know, I was laughing t ...more
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
Mackenzie Blue, Zee, and her friends at Brookdale Academy join a band, the Beans. With the help of their music teacher, Mr. P, they are going to put on a rock musical. Zee’s ecstatic and hopes that she’ll be the lead and that her crush will play the leading male.

Zee’s best guy friend, Jasper, is also trying out for the male lead. She’s thrilled when she finds out that she and Landon are the leads. Jasper has been acting funny. Ever since Landon has been announced as the lead, he’s been acting so
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
The Secret Crush is the second book in the Mackenzie Blue Series. I have to say it was more fun to read than the first book. Maybe because I just like to read books that deal with crushes. I also loved the cute little pictures throughout the book, again the pictures were something to look forward to while reading.

Remember when you were in middle school you started to feel embarrassed to be seen with your parents? Zee, the main character, is at that stage in her life. It was nice to see how Zee t
Jul 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
The Little Bookworm

Zee is back with her gang and they are forming a band with the help of Mr. P, the ultra cool music teacher. The Beans, as they name themselves, decide to put on a musical as way of introducing themselves to the school. And everyone wants the leads of course. Zee wants the female lead and hopes Landon, her not-so-secret crush, get the male lead. But Zee's friend Jasper also wants the lead and he is acting weird toward Landon. How will Zee handle all this tension?

Another cute bo
Aug 23, 2010 rated it liked it
A nice addition the the Mackenzie Blues two finds Zee trying to find a balance between her new friends, school, and 'THE BEANS', while still keeping true to herself and her long distance friend Ally. All the excitement has her trusting some she should not and ignoring some she should. In the end, she winds up in quite a predicament...but who will come to her rescue saving her day and the musical performance of her young school career?

Though the book is titled "THE SECRET CRUSH", i
Jessica Vogt
Nov 18, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was fun to read. I read this series last year and recently just read them again . Yes, it was short but at least it was good. At some points i just could not put this book down and at other points of the book it was very slow and boring. At least there where more points of the book that i enjoyed then I was bored. It was fun to read, but my advice if you want to read it is to gt it from the library, read it quickly at a book store, or buy it on kindle or nook. I would say it wasn't wor ...more
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
When I first started this book it was boring. As the book when on I loved it more and more! I could tell how the characters felt during the book. Tina Wells did a great job on this book. I can't wait to read the rest of her series. ...more
May 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: grammar/middle school aged children
Cute story. It continues where the last one left off. We, again, follow Zee through her adventures as a 7th grader, this time, she receives a card from an admirer. Could it be from the hottest guy in school, or someone else?
Jun 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lindsay-read
I thought ge book was very well writen. the beans put on a musical about Romeo and Juliet. Landon is Romeo and zee is Juliet. kathi starts being nice 2 zee and and right before the show kathi locks zee in a music room
Jun 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
When Mackenzie Blue learns that her school is performing a rock-and-roll musical, she spies her chance to finally get close to Landon, the boy whom she likes

For sixth grade girls.
Rachel Shogren
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This one was probaly the best book of the series and gave many details and supporter details.
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really like the sequel to the Mackenzie blue series. I like how she finally gets close to Landon and also how Ally comes to visit Mackenzie and Mackenzie friends.
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i beraly finished reading it and it is about them making their band The Beans and they were going to make a show
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!
i am on page 211 out of 220
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book gives you alot of suspense and it was fun to read
Swaraa Iyer
May 24, 2015 rated it liked it
The fact that I can say is that the book is so weird.

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Tina Wells is the author of the best-selling tween fiction series Mackenzie Blue, and its spinoff series, The Zee Files. Tina lives on the East Coast but likes to travel and share her passion to encourage and uplift young people.

Other books in the series

Mackenzie Blue (5 books)
  • Mackenzie Blue (Mackenzie Blue, #1)
  • Friends Forever? (Mackenzie Blue, #3)
  • Mixed Messages (Mackenzie Blue, #4)
  • Double Trouble (Mackenzie Blue, #5)

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