Secrets: Fingerprints 4 Book Summary and Study Guide

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Rae Voight knows that Anthony is still mad at her for going behind his back to find out about his dad and he even tries to avoid being paired with her in group therapy, but they get stuck telling each other about their hopes and dreams. Rae is surprised when she finds out that Anthony really wants to go to Sanderson Prep, her own high school, so that he can play football there. Anthony knows that he can never go there because it is way too expensive and he can barely read, let alone pass a bunch of tests. But Rae is determined to make this dream come true. She helps Anthony study and learn to read better and sets up a tryout practice with the coach at Sanderson Prep. Before he knows it, Anthony is on his way to the rich kids' school and he gets to play on the best football team in the area.
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Rae is so happy to have Anthony at Sanderson with her - now she will finally have a friend at school! However, things don't turn out the way that Rae planned. She is shocked to discover Anthony hanging out with her old group of friends - even Marcus, her ex-boyfriend who is trying to get her back! Rae doesn't know what to do and she finds herself leaning on Yana, her only girlfriend, more and more as more strange stuff happens. First she gets some fungus on her tongue and is worried that she is developing the same symptoms her mother did before she died. Then there is the creepy teacher, Mr. Jesperson, who always seems to be watching her. And Rae still doesn't know anything more about her mother and the New Agey group that she was involved in before she was committed. Rae has a feeling that she is finally going to find some answers when she finds out her mother's group used to meet at Wilton Community Center. However, when she goes to the center and meets Aiden Matthews, she ends up having more questions than she did before. Rae desperately wants to go over everything with Anthony - but all he ever talks about is football and Jackie, one of her ex-friends from before. How can she deal with all of these secrets on her own?

This is the fourth book in the Fingerprints series and if you have read the first three before this, than this one just keeps drawing you in deeper. Every time Rae finds out something about her mother there are a ton of other questions that pop up and the reader is really kept guessing as to what is going to happen. And its not like Rae can just worry about her mom, she has to worry about not having any friends at school, whether she should get back with Marcus or not, what the heck she is supposed to do about Anthony, typical, normal life stuff. Just be advised that the book has a total cliffhanger ending AGAIN - make sure to have book #5 ready to go!

The review of this Book prepared by Debbie

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Loss of...    -   mother Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   mental illness Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   Momma gone Loving/sexing?    -   guy chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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