My Secret Boyfriend

My Secret Boyfriend

by Lurlene McDaniel

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Overview

Jordan Sterling has had a boring summer, unlike the other girls at her high school. When she hears story after story of fun summer romances, Jordan decides she has to come up with her own special boyfriend. She brags about Ryan, a gorgeous guy she met "over the summer." But Ryan is a real person—a boy she's known all her life. Luckily, he lives far away. So what is Jordan going to do when Ryan moves to her town and he has no idea he's the love of her life? Will one lie ruin a life-long friendship?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467727761
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Lurlene McDaniel Books
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Everyone loves a good cry, and no one delivers heartwrenching stories better than Lurlene McDaniel.

But there's more to her books than that. McDaniel has written over 40 novels about kids who face life-threatening illnesses, who sometimes do not survive. These are powerful, inspirational stories about courage, love, and strength in the face of overwhelming trauma. McDaniel’s books touch the hearts and spirits of the teenagers and adults who read them. Her following is a devoted group of appreciative fans. McDaniel says: "These are books that challenge you and make you think."

Some readers—and their parents—have wondered why McDaniel chooses to write about sad situations. "I tell them that sometimes tragedy hits people—kids, too. They want answers. They want to know 'why.' By using novels, I show ordinary kids confronting and overcoming great odds." McDaniel's books are ultimately optimistic and life-affirming.

McDaniel began writing about young adults when her son Sean was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of 3. His illness changed the lives of everyone in her family forever. "I saw what life was like for someone who was chronically ill, and I experienced how it affected the dynamics of the family," says McDaniel. She says she found that writing about the trauma and its effects was therapeutic.

To make certain that her books are medically accurate, McDaniel conducts extensive research. She interviews health care professionals and works with appropriate medical groups and hospice organizations, as well as the Tennessee Organ Donor Services. "I study medicine and traditional grief therapy techniques to give the novels a sense of serious medical reality," she says. "I also study the Bible to instill the human element—the values and ethics often overlooked by the coldness of technology."

Growing up, McDaniel lived in different parts of the country because her father was in the Navy. Eventually her family settled in Florida. She attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she earned a B.A. in English. She now lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In addition to her popular YA novels, McDaniel has written radio and television scripts, promotional and advertising copy, and a magazine column. She is a frequent speaker at schools, writers’ conferences, and conventions.

McDaniel's books have been named to several bestseller lists, including Publishers Weekly. Three of her novels were selected by children as IRA­CBC Children’s Choices: Somewhere Between Life and Death, Too Young to Die, and Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Forever. Six Months to Live has been placed in a literary time capsule at the Library of Congress, to be opened in the year 2089.

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My Secret Boyfriend 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
JeterLover More than 1 year ago
i really liked this book, it was a fast red though. i thought it could have been better though
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG! I love this book. I read it in less than a day! i couldn't put it down and that was kind of hard because I was reading it during my claases in school. It was like 1:oo A.M and you could have seem me finishing this book. Lurlene McDaniel writes great stories. I didn't want the book to end! It was a great book! I htink everyone should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read it in about 2-3 hours i couldn't stop reding it because it was so good!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was cute for like 12 year olds, but getting like to 15 years old like me and a sophmore i had to say that i like her other books more. they touched me more and related to me in so many ways. But i can't say to many bad things cause this book was cute and just a fun little read, so I'd suggest it to like 12-14 year olds to the max.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book waz ok...but really short. I liked it alright but its not one of those you want to read over and over again. I personally thought it would be a better book to read if you were a little younger....say.....like eleven..or something. Go ahead and read it...you may like it and think I'm crazy...you never know...so give it a try...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent read the whole story but its kinda good
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I love romance books but this author could do better
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forever-a-dreamer More than 1 year ago
This book was too quick and seemed more like a young preteens read then anything else. I was bored through most of it and it wasn't really the romance type novel I was expecting.
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Not much else can describe this book, It's way too short & definitely not worth the money...get it from the library!,if you MUST try it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a very good book i would reccommend it 2 anybody
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book. Lurlene McDaniel, is such a greta author. I love all of her books. I recommend this book to anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lurlene McDaniel is one of my favorite authors. I usually read the books that are about somebody having cancer or some other disease so reading this was pretty different. but this was better than I suspected. I am glad I read it. I reccomend this book for girls who are in middle school and starting high school.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an okay book. It had a totally predictable ending! But it was a 'cute' book to read.