Beka has been trying to move on with her life since her mother's tragic accidnt, but it feels like she's going nowhere fast.
In some ways, things are looking up. Gretchen, the most popular girl in the junior class, talks Beka into auditioning for the school musical. Lori, the new girl with a mysterious past, seems like she might turn out to be a good friend. And mark, the cutest and nicest guy Beka knows, suddenly starts noticing her.
But things are not so good at home. Beka's brother and sisters won't leave her alone. her scary dreams keep coming back. Her dad's new female friend starts showing up. And worst of all, Beka has a secret she can't share with anyone, especially not her family.
As it turns out, Beka's not the only person with secrets. But before she can get a new start on life, she'll have to be honest about who she is.
Will Beka face up to the truth before something drastic happens?
Since her mother's tragic death, Beka Madison's "good girl" image has been crumbling around her. She can't let her family discover she's not really a Christian, but her ragged emotions threaten to expose her. The Masquerade is an absorbing story of a teenage girl's struggle with self-discovery and the revelation that truth brings freedom.
SARAH ANNE SUMPOLEC is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington and holds both a Bachelor¿s degree in psychology and elementary teaching certification. Her background in psychology allowed her to work both in an acute care inpatient setting and a long-term residential treatment center, both of which helped to provide her much insight and compassion towards those struggling to cope with a life that is not always kind or fair. She continually researches and speaks on the hot topics facing teens today. Sarah is the author of the Becoming Beka series, has written for a number of magazines such as Brio and Teens 4 Jesus, and has appeared on Janet Parshall¿s America, The Tyra Banks Show, and The 700 Club. Sarah lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband, Jeff, and their three daughters.
Sarah Anne Sumpolec was a family counselor and elementary public school teacher before transitioning into full-time motherhood. Sarah lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with her husband, Jeff, and their three young daughters. Visit www.becomingbeka.com for more information about the series.