How to Keep and Hide a Secret Book

A Secret Book is a notebook in which you write down all of the secrets that your friends have told you and your own secrets. Secret Books are good for those who forget things easily (like me). Hiding a Secret Book must be expertly done as it holds large amounts of secrets and can ruin some peoples lives if others know. I will teach you how to Keep and Hide a Secret Book.


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    Understand that this is not like a diary or journal, where you describe your daily events. A Secret Book holds ONLY SECRETS! If you want, you can keep a diary and write secrets in it, but I find it hard to keep a diary and I think it is easier to find secrets written down in a Secret Book, since diaries have other things in there too.
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    Now, you have to track down a notebook, journal, or something else to turn into the Secret Book. You can buy a plain one and decorate it yourself or you can buy a fancy one, or you can just get a plain one and keep it that way. You can put numbers on the bottom of the pages if you want. It's a good idea to get one that locks and to get a lock to go with it. It is best not to keep locks that come with journals as the locks and keys are cheaply mass-produced and can easily be picked or be opened by an identical key. Get a lock with a combination.
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    Once you have made your Secret Book look perfect and have protected it, you need to start writing secrets in it! Put the date, month, and year at the top of the page and write the secrets below it. You can put them in point form or sentences, whichever you find easier to read. Make sure to say who is involved in the secret and be specific!(eg. I think that Bob S. has a crush on Sally M. instead of I think Bob S. has a crush on my best friend's cousin.) If you have two people in the class with the same name, put down their last names.
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    Once you have your secrets written down for the day, you have to hide the Secret Book. Who knows, your sister may see the locked book, fiddle with the code, hack in and read a million secrets. Better safe than sorry. Good hiding places include in your underwear drawer in your dresser (who wants to go through your underwear? Ugh.) as long as you have lots of underwear to cover it up naturally, taped to the back of a desk drawer on the outside (as long as the back of the drawer faces the wall), and taped to the top of your closet (if you're tall enough). Remember to be sensible about where you hide the book. If your bed is really clean underneath, don't hide the book there, but if it's messy and no one has ever cleaned it, then maybe you might hide the book there (beware as moms sometimes feel the need to clean random places). Don't go with obvious places like under a chair.
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    Keep taking your book out and write in it every day! If no one told you a secret, then write down "No new secrets today" and if someones told you something more about a secret (Yesterday: Haily said she liked someone. Today: Haily told me she likes John) then place a little note at the beginning or end saying what day they told you the beginning of the secret. You could also put the page number.
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    Once you are done writing for the day, hide the book again carefully. If you want (and have enough good hiding places) you could switch hiding places every day. BEWARE WHEN RE-HIDING! Do not let anyone see you hiding the book, they will probably open it up and read it. Use ultimate caution.


  • Don't carry the book around with you, what if you drop it? You can remember a couple secrets for a day.
  • Just in case the book DOES get found by someone else, have an excuse ready. A good one is "I've been doing jot notes for a book I'm writing all about secrets and I couldn't think of good names so I used my classmates names." You can elaborate this story as much as is necessary.
  • If you want to draw more secrets out of people, then become their friends. Everyone trusts a friend with their secrets.


  • Do not let anyone see the book.

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