Friday Morning Bookclub

October 29, 2010

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives Secret Girl By Molly Bruce Jacobs 3 Omelets

Filed under: Rate The Book — susanbright @ 10:28 am

Amazon readers gave Secret Girl 4 stars

Goodreads readers gave Secret Girl 3 1/3 stars 

Barnes and Noble did not rate Secret Girl

Secret Girl was Molly’s story and told from her point of view.  Molly did not find out that she had a retarded sister until she was a teenager. She was clearly resentful of her parents decision to institute her sister. Times have changed and today it is unheard of to put a child born with disabilities  in an institution like Rosewood. While not everyone’s favorite, this book promoted an interesting discussion.



  1. I will put this book on my reading list. My oldest brother was in Rosewood hospital. He lived at home until my mother had 3 more kids and couldn’t handle all of us. It broke my parent’s hearts to institutionalize him. We used to visit every weekend. He didn’t know any of us but was very happy when we visited him. I just remember the smell and being scared seeing all of the lonely children there.

    Comment by moondance38 — November 1, 2010 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

  2. Moondance,thank you for sharing your story with us. I can’t even imagine how difficult that had to be for your entire family. How lucky your brother was to have such a loving family. Let us know what you think of the book.

    Comment by Susanbright — November 1, 2010 @ 9:18 pm | Reply

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