Barbara Cohen’s Tell Us Your Secret (1989) takes place at a writers’ conference for high school students. The book, however, uses language simple enough to be understood by junior high students, as well. Phyllis Graves (1989), reviewer for the School Library Journal, recommends the book for grades seven through ten.
The themes of Tell Us Your Secret revolve around religion, writing, and self-determination, yet the language is clear and easy to comprehend. Younger students will most likely find this novel enjoyable due to its unusual setting and uncomplicated plot.