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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Raylene Green

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book I read by Risa. I was hesitant because it’s listed as a children’s book but I enjoyed it. The mystery that surrounds it is interesting but remains a mystery until the end. It’s well-written and a very well-developed idea. Plenty of emotion with just as much realism. You’ll have to read to get to know Rocky and his story. But you’ll be as Enchanted as I was!!!

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman is her debut book and the story of a young boy who has lost his father but all may not be as it seems. The story is engaging and deals with sensitive issues which Risa has done well. This tale evoked emotions from laughter to tears as we struggle along the way and go on this adventure with Rocky and his friend as they look into the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Even though the story is aimed at a younger audience I still found myself invested in the outcome.

 

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Jennifer Gordon

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“One dead father. One lying mother”. Twelve year old Rocky overheard his Mum admit that the story she had told him of his fathers death was a lie. Rocky does not know how he can trust her following that revelation. Then soon after his fathers funeral a ‘For-Sale’ sign appears in front of their house, a house full of memories of his dad.  Having moved house and having to start at a new school, Rocky suddenly hears the voice of his father, who is insisting that he return to his old town for answers, but can you take advice from a dead person? Rocky then makes a new friend in Olive who offers to be Rocky’s assistant sleuth and help him discover the truth. Rocky and Olive then go on a journey of risks, eavesdropping and snooping all to discover the truth about his father and find out why his mother lied. This is a contemporary mystery with an interesting storyline and great characters in Rocky and Olive. Both of the main characters were likeable and relatable and I loved how their relationship developed throughout the book. It had me hooked from the start and I found it an emotional story, and one I felt fully immersed in whilst reading.

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Felicia Bates

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Swallowed by a Secret
Risa Nyman
5 stars

I have this really annoying habit of underestimating or even by passing books aimed toward a younger audience when in reality they have been some of the best books I’ve read. Swallowed by a Secret is certainly a 5 star book that falls into this category.
This book has everything, including the ability to make me cry, harder than I would like to admit. The characters, though young, (I mean the main character is thirteen) were really fantastic.
I struggle to find the words to describe this book, I want to say heavy, but that isn’t it. The author did a great job navigating through delicate subjects in a captivating, well written way. This was the first book read by this author and it will most certainly leave a lasting impression. Impressed is an understatement.

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman
Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman is my first read and I can honestly say it won’t be my last. This story is aimed for ages nine to thirteen but can be read by older kids and adults as well. What an emotional journey this story takes us on. I found myself unable to put it down once I started reading. Rocky is a twelve year who has lost his father and is now moving and switching schools. He overhears his mom telling the truth about what happened to his dad . Rocky and his friend Olive set out to find the secret. Find out what happens next in this must read .I can’t wait to read more.

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Melissa Agena

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great story! Swallowed By A Secret by Risa Nyman is a great emotional story for preteens! In this story we meet Rocky. Rocky is a 12-year old boy who just lost his father. However, there is a twist to his father’s death that is a huge secret. Rocky is bound and determined to find out what that secret is. In the midst of everything, he has to move mid-year of school. The good news is he does befriend Olive who decides that she is going to help him find out what exactly happened to his dad. Olive is bright and cheerful and a great addition to this story. These two together come up with some disasters of ideas but together they are great! This was such awesome reading that I didn’t want to put the book down even though it was for preteens! It really was an emotional roller coaster though so don’t forget the tissues! I really was impressed with the book and the writing style of this author. I can’t wait to read another book from her again!

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Swallowed by a Secret is the first book I’ve read by Risa Nyman. I really enjoyed it, and while it’s listed as a childrens book, I would say preteen. The book has a bit of mystery, that is not revealed until the very end. You can speculate all you want, but most people won’t guess the answer. The characters in the book are well written and the friendships developed are strong. The feelings of the book are realistic and would be good for any child experiencing a loss. It helps them make sense of their feelings and understand everyone goes through some heavy things in life.
The book is about Rocky, a 12 year old boy whose dad recently passed away. He was told from heart issues, but he doesn’t believe that. His mom makes them suddenly packup and move, right after the funeral. He has overheard pieces of conversation indicating his mom is hiding the details surrounding his father’s death. To make matters worse, he started hearing his dad’s voice. At first he is terrified, but then finds comfort in it. He has his new friend Olive start scheming ways to find out the truth.

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Meg Tyrrell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is my first book by Risa Nyman, Swallowed by a Secret was such a surprising read. I found myself quickly drawn into the story line and didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the last page.This is the story of 12-year-old Rocky whose father has died. He finds himself changing homes and schools which both take time to adjust to. This book has everything, including the ability to make me cry. The characters, though young, (the main character is thirteen) were really fantastic.I can’t wait to read more from Risa and more about Rocky!

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Swallowed by a Secret was a really intriguing and interesting read. I’ve not read anything by this author before so I was looking forward to finding and reading a new author and I was really impressed. The story whilst about a young boy was really rich and deep – I found myself easily absorbed into what I was reading. I was really surprised actually how emotionally involved I became with the story and with Rocky! I enjoyed reading his journey and the author did a really great job with him as a character.
I will definitely be looking to read more from this author in the future and I highly recommend this read to others, both YA and more mature readers alike!

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Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Swallowed by a Secret by Risa Nyman was a fantastic read! Definitely a point of view change, but that made it so much more fun! I loved the details and mystery that Rocky is trying to solve. I loved the plot twists and felt really satisfied at the end. I could not put the book down, such a great read!

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