I will say I would have given this 5 stars had I known the secret. I mean it's the terrible awful no one wants to talk about but I wanted someone to talk about it!
Audrey has turned into a recluse from this event, her mother becomes an overly paranoid parent & yet nobody wants to give away the secret. Can't do it, I'm nosy! 5 stars requires the feeding of my nosiness & giving up the secret.
I did by far fall in love with Linus. That is a determined young man who see a girl he likes & purposes to go beyond whatever is making him off limits to her world. Now that is bravery because teenage girls can be quite the scary creature! I was one, I have one & I was related to some! Battle may be less frightening.
Applause to Sophie Kinsella for braving such a sensitive topic & not making it a joke. Read it you won't be disappointed. You may not be as nosy as me so you can give 5 stars even with the secret secret! LoL