Secrets, Visible and Invisible - Book Review


What a treat it was to read Secrets – Visible & Invisible, a selection of seven short stories, written by seven different Catholic teen authors. Each story centers on a secret, and each story’s protagonist(s) depicted virtue, worthy of emulating. So, here is the run down:

Secrets of Faith

The Underappreciated Virtues of Rusty Old Bicycles, is a dystopian tale from Corinna Turner. In this story we meet Margo and Bane, two pre-teens out for a joy ride. They live in a futuristic time where religion and faith are taboo, yet Margo and Bane are practicing Catholics. Masses are said underground. After attending a secret Mass, they get into trouble while trying to get home on time. Will the authorities let them go, or will they convict them of joining the “Resistance?” Margo and Bane’s faith is only one of several secrets revealed in this page-turning, fast paced story, that serves as a prequel to I am Margaret.

Secrets of Generosity

In Recreation, by award winning novelist, Cynthia T. Toney, we meet two recent high school graduates, Elijah and Darrell, who spend their last summer together before college begins. How do they use their time? By generously giving of their talents, free of charge, to fix up a home of an elderly neighbor. At first Elijah begins to help Miss Vivian on his own, but eventually, Elijah realizes that he needs Darrell’s help to complete all the tasks. So, Elijah lets Darrell in on his secret of ,,, Read more...

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