Fish House Secrets By Kathy Stinson

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This book was Kathy Stinson's first book for young adults. The novel "Fish House Secrets" was told from switching narrative views of the main characters Chad and Jill. This shows how these characters were dealing with each situation from their personal perspective. I especially enjoyed reading this type of novel because it allows the reader to know how both characters are seeing the situation. This offers the reader to be able to predict what is going to happen in the future because of the behaviour the charater is showing. The two main characters Chad and Jill are two troubled teens who are looking to find answers to solve the many problems in their lives. Chad has recently lost his mother in a horrific car accident, leaving his father and him in dispair. His father now tries to be two parents in one which causes Chad to feel smothered. Chad and his mother are great painter's but ever since the accident Chad has been struggling with his art and feels like giving it up for good. Jill at the same time has had enough of her stressful family. She is concerned about her brother and his personal problems are affecting the family. Jill is very concerned about her father's gambling problem and lack of support for the family. she decides to run away, gets lost and ends up at Chad's farm. Eventually she needs to eat so she follows chad and asks for his help. Chad helps her and soon she goes...

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