Betsy Wickwire's Dirty Secret by Vicki GrantBetsy Wickwire's Dirty Secret by Vicki Grant

Betsy Wickwire's Dirty Secret

byVicki Grant

Paperback | February 19, 2013

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Betsy’s life is officially over: Dumped by her boyfriend, betrayed by her best friend. . . . How is she ever going to show her face again?

Determined to avoid everyone and everything from her previous life, Betsy stumbles into an unusual café and an even more unusual girl. Dolores Morris—a mouthy, green-haired outsider Betsy can’t quite remember from school—talks her into starting a cleaning service. Before she knows it, Betsy is down on her knees, dressed like a dust bunny, scrubbing strangers’ toilets

It’s a long way for the most popular girl in school to have fallen. But Betsy finds comfort in the wine bottles and prescriptions and other dirty secrets she finds hidden in her clients’ homes. She also finds love with a client’s son, friendship with Dolores and a liberated sense of herself. Her new life soon falls apart, though, when valuables begin to go missing from some of the homes she and Dolores have been cleaning. Betsy discovers the hard way that not all dirty secrets can just be swept under the rug.

VICKI GRANT has been called “one of the funniest writers working today” (The Vancouver Sun). Her comic legal thriller,Quid Pro Quo, was described as “John Grisham for the skateboard set.” Her most recent teen book,Not Suitable for Family Viewing, won the Red Maple Award and was shortlisted for the CLA Young Adult Book Award, the Arthur...
Title:Betsy Wickwire's Dirty SecretFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554681839

ISBN - 13:9781554681839

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The romance was really cute, as the scene of the guy wiping Betsy's wet face (it was raining really hard and Betsy got wet) stuck with me five years after I first read the book. But now that I think back, it's not really that realistic as the most popular girl in the school probably won't become a cleaning lady. But the bonds of friendship is really strong in the book, which is relly interesting.
Date published: 2016-12-01

Editorial Reviews

"Vicki Grant has authored another wonderful young adult novel with lots of humour, interesting characters and twists and surprises in the plot." - CM MAGAZINE (highly recommended)"Vicki Grant's characters jump off the page. She shows an uncanny understanding of young people's worries and emotions, the depression they often face, the self-esteem that frequently eludes them, and the acceptance they need most. This is a novel at once humorous, captivating and realistic. A multi-layered novel, a striking read." - CANADIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK NEWS