Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

Sara Kocek's debut novel will compel you to want to know about the big secret.

See also

From page one of ‘Promise Me Something’ by Sara Kocek, the scene is set with a clear distinction of place, a sense of loss, and a wish to fit in. The gray lockers and gray walls reflect back on Reyna’s isolation of being in a new school away from her friends.

And then there are the people. Olive wasn’t Reyna’s first choice for a friend in a new high school, but she was the first one to notice her and the only one to talk to her on the first day. In fact, she wonders if it’s wise to even walk down the hallway with her, especially since she’s not even sure she wants “to be friends with someone so judgmental.” High school is a tough time, especially when you have to charter yourself through some tough waters.

Then comes Levi, whose warm brown eyes melt the anxiety and fear that Reyna feels. (sigh…)

Weighing out old friends whose lives have moved on, potential friends make being popular seem like the only way to go, and a strange, judgmental first-person-who-talks-to-you-in-high school who has a secret makes Kocek’s debut novel a must-find-out-what-happens favorite.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
    Headlines
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Camera
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Camera
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    Video
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!