What They Don't Know (Paperback)
Three secrets. One decision. A friendship that will change everything.
Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice—a choice she must face alone.
Lise stands up—and speaks out—for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her…all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.
Told through Mellie and Lise's journal entries, this powerful, emotional novel chronicles Mellie's struggle to decide what is right for her and the unbreakable bond formed by the two girls on their journey.
About the Author
NICOLE MAGGI wrote her first story in third grade about a rainbow and a unicorn. After working as an actress in NYC, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family and two oddball cats. Visit her at nicolemaggi.com.
"A flawless deconstruction of the hypocrisy turning deeply personal matters into deeply political ones, this book follows the journal entries of two once-upon-a-time friends, both with life-altering—and perhaps life-ending—secrets. Should be required reading for anyone who's ever said, "I would never." — Patty Blount, award winning author of Some Boys
"An engaging, emotional debate on rape and abortion. Hand to readers interested in hot-button social issues or those captivated by E.K. Johnston's Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2016)." — Booklist