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I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This

About the Book

I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This

Twelve-year-old Marie is one of the popular girls in the prosperous black suburb. She’s not looking for a friend when Lena Bright, a white girl, appears in school. But the two girls are drawn to each other. You see, both Lena and Marie have lost their mothers. On top of that, Marie soon learns that Lena has a terrifying secret. Marie wants to help, but is it better to keep Lena’s secret, or to tell it? Their friendship—and Lena’s survival— may depend on her decision.

I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
by Jacqueline Woodson

  • Publication Date: November 11, 2010
  • Genres: Youth Fiction
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN-10: 0142417041
  • ISBN-13: 9780142417041