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Keeping You a Secret is a novel by Julie Anne Peters in which the heroine, Holland Jaeger, discovers that she's a lesbian thanks to her out-and-proud Closet Key, Cecelia "Cece" Goddard.
The novel deals primarily with coming out, homophobia and average high school life.
Includes examples of:
- Basement Dweller: Holland's bedroom is in the basement.
- Closet Key: Cece to Holland.
- Coming Out Story: The entire novel is Holland's story.
- Does Not Like Men: Cece, for obvious reasons.
- Friend to All Children: Holland loves kids.
- Gayngst: Not as much as you'd think, but it's there.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?: Cece, so much. Usually in the form of t-shirts.
- High School Sweethearts: Holland and Seth until Holland dumps him.
- Parental Abandonment: Holland's mother kicks her out after discovering she's gay.
- Perky Goth: Averted. Faith is anything but perky.
- Psycho Ex-Boyfriend: Seth, somewhat.
- Schoolgirl Lesbians