An adopted teen’s search for her birth mother is overshadowed by a wrenching loss, dramatically told through her poems and journals. Lizzie McLane, the adopted poet-heroine of the widely acclaimed The Secret of Me, is now a high school senior, excited about her future: meeting boys, college, and finally finding her birth mother. Then, on the day a letter from her adoption agency arrives, her adoptive father unexpectedly dies. Only in her poems and journals can Lizzie make sense of the hurt and her relentless curiosity about her birth mother.

Adoptee Author: Meg Kearney

Publication Year: 2012

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