Diana Rainville wants a mother. Diana’s father, Matthieu, wants to control his children and the world around him. Her brother, Hercules, wants his freedom. Diana’s mother, Arianne, wants peace. And Ron, the man who forces her out of isolation, wants Diana. You don’t always get what you want, but you might get what you need.
Secrets is about accepting the past and changing the present to shape the future.
“Caviglia creates three-dimensional characters who are realistically mixed up, and the reasons for parental desertion are complex…Rich girl and poor boy forge a believable relationship.” —Kirkus
Rebecca Jacobs is an unremarkable teenage girl at least, that is what she wants the world to believe. But her private life is made public when her father embarrasses her at a school dance, and soon gossip and whispers buzz throughout the school.
One of the witnesses to Rebecca’s public humiliation is David Miller, the high school bad boy. Unsure about how to help her, he settles for becoming her friend. Rebecca and David grow closer with each passing day, eventually falling in love.
Rebecca’s main priority becomes keeping her relationship with David a secret from her overprotective parents, but there are other problems she must confront. First, Rebecca’s best friend, Diana, tries to steal David away. Then, Rebecca is forced to face David’s violent behavior, which closely resembles her father’s temper. Rebecca’s worst enemy, though, is herself. When her lies are exposed, she must confront reality alone. She quickly learns that sometimes secrets are harder to live with than the truth.
Masks is a 2011 National Indie Excellence Finalist and was selected by the Indie Editors to be featured in the Feb 15st 2018 issue of the Kirkus Reviews magazine.