Secrets Title: Secrets Author: Danielle Steele Number of pages: 442 Date of publication: 1985 Summary Everyone has secrets no matter who they are. The book I read is called Secrets and,of course, there are many secrets that people have in this book. A man named Melvin Wechsler is a fabulous director that everyone loves. He has a series called Manhattan that he is going to direct, and it is the best T.V. series of all time.
He gets the best actors and actresses for his series and he knows it will be a hit. When he decided on all of the people he had chosen for the series, he didnt know that all of them had dark secrets. The main actress, Sabina Quarles, started to have a love affair with Melvin, and he suspected that she was cheating on him. What she was really doing was going to see her very ill son in San Francisco that no one knew about. Jane, another actress, had an abusive husband that didnt care about her.
he turned her own children away from her, and raped her whenever he got a chance. She split up with him and started to fall in love with one of the actors on the series, Zack.Zack, Janes lover, had a secret too. When he was young he was molested by his father. He was a homosexual for a long time before he met Jane. Jane completely changed his life and they got married.Gabrielle came from a rich family and she didnt want anyone to know about it. She thought that other actors or actresses would just think that she got acting jobs because of her money.
She fell in love with Bill, another actor in the series, and she felt truly happy, and she didnt need money to make her happy.Bill had so many secrets. He was married to an actress before the series, but they had to keep their marriage a secret because of their careers. His wife became a drug addict and he finally left her. He always worried about her and wished that she would straighten up. One night he came home to find her dead on the floor.
He was arrested and charged with her murder. He was acquitted of all the charges after several months, because of the lack of evidence. Him and Gabrielle fell in love and he finally had something happen to him that didnt have to be kept a secret. I really enjoyed this novel, because it had a lot of reality in it. It told me that these things really do happen and it takes strong people like these to handle all their secrets.
Evaluation This novel was one of the best that I have ever read. It was full of love, mystery, sadness, deception, and of course, secrets. The things that I will be evaluating are the authors word choices, the development of suspense, and the books title. The authors word choices were very good. She made it so I could understand everything that was going on without having to go and look in a dictionary.
Danielle Steele writes with smoothness and every word fits together just right with the next. The development of suspense was so good it made me practically sit on the edge of my seat while I was reading this book. She made it so I wanted to keep reading it and never stop until the end. There was one surprise after another and it made the book a lot more interesting. The title of the book was exactly the title it should have.
There were so many secrets in this book that the title fit perfectly. When I thought that all of the secrets were out they just kept revealing more and more secrets. I thought this was the perfect title for this book. In conclusion, I really liked this book and the way Danielle Steele wrote it. Her novels that I have read have always been good and never boring.
Remember, everyone has secrets, and it takes the strong and willing to reveal them. Book Reports.