Yuzi Ukachi has every right to be mad. Because of her dad's job, their family has moved all over the place, so it's always been tough to make friends. And now his job has landed Yuzi in quite possibly the smallest town on the planer: Marion, Ohio- the Popcorn Capital of the World. Her mom volunteered her to wear a totally embarrassing concorb costume to the Popcorn Festival, an at school she ends up in detention for something she definitely did not do! When she opens up her heart to the three girls she meets in detention, she's invited into the Secret Keeper Girl Club. The club's adventures teach her that revenge isn't always the sweetest end to a story.
I read this book to preview it for our girls' club library. The principles behind the story are much more profound than they appear in this simple, but well told, tale. Yuzi not only learns how to forgive, but she learns to not blame others (and that defending herself is not beneficial) even when she is innocent. These are truths taught in the writings of the early holy Fathers of the Christian faith, but rarely seen in modern Christianity.