Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson is a cute, young adult book that is a relatively quick read. Micah has been pen pals with an Amish boy for the past 6 years, and when she thinks about going to visit him, she immediately has concerns that he will find out her secret…that Micah is not a boy! This was such a cute concept, and I really liked the interaction between an “Englisher” and an Amish person (Zach). Also, I liked that Zach and Micah really forged a great bond from their letter writing. Throughout the difficult times in their life, they were able to rely on each other.
I think most teenagers would really enjoy reading this book, as well as learning about the lifestyles of their Amish counterparts. In addition to being an entertaining concept, the characters in the book were both very likeable. I would definitely be interested in reading more about Micah and Zach in the future.
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