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There's nothing sweet about turning sixteen as three friends will soon find out. Fifteen-year-old Sade Washington has been harboring a secret from her two best friends, Crystal Jackson and Dena Bradford. Her secret is threatened to be revealed when she discovers she's pregnant. Once Sade's secret is out, it causes a wedge between her and her mother Joyce. Distraught at her mother's reactions, Sade toils with a love/hate relationship with her. Joyce struggles with keeping peace in her household. The relationship between her daughter and live-in boyfriend, Calvin has her in an emotional turmoil. Joyce is determined to make their home a happy one by any means necessary. Sade attempts to have a normal teen life, but as she turns sixteen, reality hits her head on. She must make choices that will not only affect her future, but that of her unborn child. Sade's Secret takes the reader on an emotional ride as it deals with a strong subject matter and the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships.