Book Club: The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes really caused me to reflect about the choices we make when we are teenagers. This is the story of a women who grew up an in the 1970s and became an orphan when she was twelve years old. By sixteen she was a mature, leveled headed girl on her way to meet her goals at the university. Things change when she meets up with a young man who tricks her into life changing decisions by offering her love.

The most touching part of this novel for me were the letters from the heroine’s deceased mother. When CeeCee’s mother knew she was going to die of cancer, she began writing letters to her daughter, offering advice and life experience.

This book made me reflect about how to need for love and wrong choices can stray people from their solid path and change their lives forever. My childhood was difficult and my teenage years were not better, but unlike CeeCee, I was thankfully not lured into a life of crime and secrets.

I was crying at the end of this book. It is a good one.

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