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Grade 8 Magazine Project


  • Secrets 1

    Poetry that will shake you!Music you thrive for.


    Hear Hannahs side of the story.

    October issue:Halloween edition:M&M CO.

  • It all started when Ali went missing. When I say it started I mean the mystery began. Four girls got the best experience of their lives being apart of Alison DiLauren-tis clique. They did everything together - go to the movies, have sleepovers. Everything was perfect, until the end of 7th Grade Sleepover. They were all in the barn - Alison, Aria, Hannah, Spencer and Emily - just about to go to sleep when Ali suggested she try hypnosis. Some-how agreeing, the girls closed their eyes and waited for Ali to begin. It worked and they fell asleep. But when they woke up Ali was gone. No sign of her anywhere. Con-fused and scared the girls assumed she ran away like she had talked about before. They knew she would be back... But she wasnt. Now the girls have forever entered a world of mys-tery, betrayal, and traumatization.

    Secrets 2


  • Truth be toldInterview with Hanna Marin on pg 4 and 5 Secrets soundtrack by the Pierces on pg 6Secrets analysis on pg 7

    Revealing truth on SecretsPoetry on pg 8

    Prepare to be amazed! Feature long es-say-book review on pg 9 and 11

    Sponsors Adds on pg 12

    Secrets 3

    Welcome to the issue

  • Secrets 4

    Hanna Marin is a beautiful but insecure girl. However Ever since Alison died, she has become the Queen Bee of Rosewood High. Popular and gorgeous, she totally trans-formed herself over the summer., Although popular, Hanna now bases her life around her appearance and what people think of her. Ever since her dad and mom divorced she strives for attention from her dad. She may have a fortune to spend, but she des-perately seeks attention from her father by stealing items from the mall. We now talk with Hanna about her newfound popularity, her insecurities, and her shopping addiction.

    Newfound popularity

    Hanna Marin Talk of the clique

    I think you need a trip to oz. See if the wizard can find you a heart.

  • Q) When you were in the barn in Spencers back yard, you were with your four best friends Aria, Emily, Spencer, and Alison, you were being hypnotized by Ali. After waking up Ali son was gone ,what was going through your mind? Were you calm ,worried, fearful? A) I remember all the girls and I were trembling with terror, every inch of our body shock terrified of what lurked out there. I had no idea where Ali was. I felt my hear racing out of my chest. I remeber looking around with fear and dramatically I was asking Spencer, and Aria what happened and where she was. But they didnt know either. Q) You were friends with a penurious bully; she even bullied you, calling you Hefty Hanna, after all that why did you stay friends with her? And why do you think she bullied you? Was it to stay cool? Or did she just want to make you feel bad so she could feel good? A) I stayed friends with her because being apart of her Posy made me feel apart of something, I guess I felt important and exceptional. I dont think Ali intended to make me sad. I think she just said what she felt even if it hurt. Q) If Alison was here today do you think that she would have been proud of you taking her place as number 1? Ruling the school and being pretty and thin? A) I think that Ali would have been proud because I am exactly like she was being the Queen Bee. And I mean I am exactly like her now, because after being called Heafty Hanna I relized that I had to lose some weight.

    Q) Dealing with Alisons death, do you believe that her dying was for the better? Or do you still wish she were here? A) Thats a tricky one. Well Ali and I were pretty close but the four of us were also extremely scared of her because she knew absolutely everything about us. And as long as she was dead at least our secrets were safe. I know that saying that it might be mean but she knew way to much. Q) I heard that you spent some time down at the police sttion for stealing various items. What was the reason behind that?

    A) I was down there because it may seem like I have it all but really I wanted to get attention from my dad. He left my mother and I a while ago and its been really difficult to come to terms with. Q) Whats your relationship with the girls now that Ali is dead? And before was it great? Or did you A) Ali was the one that brought us all together. She was the one that everyone talked to about anything. Now its weird, Ali brought us together then we were apart and now were back together because of Ali.

    Q) When You were sound asleep the night Alison went missing did you have any weird encounters with her, or visions of anything unusual?

    A) I did and when the girls and I woke up we all told each other our dream and it was very unusual but all the same. Our dream was that Alison Delaurentis was run-ning out on Spencers farm at night and she suddenly fell into a big dark, dreary hole.

    Secrets 5

  • Got a secretCan you keep it?Swear this one youll saveBetter lock it, in your pocketTaking this one to the graveIf I show you then I know youWont tell what I saidCause two can keep a secretIf one of the m is dead

    Why do you smile Like you have told a secretNow youre telling liesCause youre the one to keep itBut no one keeps a secretNo one keeps a secretWhy when we do our darkest deedsDo we tell?They burn in our brainsBecome a living hellCause everyone tellsEveryone tells

    Got a secret

    Can you keep it?Swear this one youll saveBetter lock it, in your pocketTaking this one to the graveIf I show you then I know youWont tellCause two can keep a secretIf one of the m is dead

    Look into my eyesNow youre getting sleepyAre you hypnotized

    By secrets that youre keeping?I know what youre keepingI know what youre keeping

    [end spoken]

    You swore youd never tellYou swore youd never tell

    Yes two can keep a secret if one of them is deadIf one of us is. Dead.

    Secrets 6

    Company: Lizard king records Country: Recorded in the US

    Song: Secrets by the Pierces Album: Thirteen tales of love and revenge

    Singers: Allison Pierce and Catherine Pierce Produced by Rick Simpson October 2008 release date

  • Dont tell.Ghosts arent the only ones that haunt you......

    Secrets 7

    Throughout the story the theme that is expressed throughout is about keep-ing deep dark secrets that could forever ruin a person. Secrets are about being overwhelmed with a dark past that is haunting you, and you can never run away. Like it says in secrets They burn in our brains become a living hell Your brain will be so traumatized, filled with pain and deadliness. In the song it says Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead, Which is saying that if you tell a friend a secret and they swore they would never tell, but they do. You can make sure a secret stays a secret if you kill them. I be-lieve that the central message Catherine Pierce and Alison Pierce were try-ing to portray is to identify in the world the origin of secrets, the horror that surrounds them, the shivers that crawl up your spine and you feel uneasy you know something in the world is not right.

    Secrets by the Pierces relates well to Pretty Little Liars because of the mystery and traumatization. Sara Shepard brings you into the world of night-mares, where secrets are like oxygen. Always there, never gone, but impossi-ble to live without. When the song says, Now your telling lies it is almost as though it is saying how the girls were thinking. Pretty Little Liars deals with suspicion, fear and despair - these vivid words have a deep meaning to the imagery created for the song and books. The words cause everybody tells lock into your hear and ring, almost as though Alison was saying them. Reminding the girls of what she can do. Similarly, In Pretty Little Liars there seems to be a repetition of death, surprisingly enough the song says just that. Do you swear on your life? I think that the song relates well to the Sara Shepard Best Selling Book- Pretty Little Liars.

    The poetic language in this song is very thrilling and detailed. For example They burn in our brain becomes a living hell That is so deep saying that the person in general is very disturbed and is terrified of what comes next after they broke a promise that is supposed to stay a secret. Another vivid image that I can picture is in the song it says Two can keep a secret if one of them is dead That to me is a threat simply stating the consequence that happens after you share a dark secret. It relates back to the song and life in general because we always feel and urge to get something off our chest and usually the deepest secret is the one that causes the most pain.

  • Secrets 8

    I am from dreary fog that hea

    vily hangs above deceptive pe


    I am from clandestine myster

    ies that hover like a lingering

    summer storm,

    I am from lavish, luxurious s

    ilver mercedes,

    Real feeling hiding behind d

    esigner shades, Tiffany boxes

    towering stilettoes

    I am from burd

    ensome silence carried like an

    over packed duffel bag, not a

    single word

    shall leave my quivering lips


    I am lost souls and hidden tr

    uths walking amongst a pastu

    re of damp grass with unknow


    screams and shrieks,

    I am from consequences hang

    ing on me like a dead body,

    I am from invi

    sibility, translucent like a shee

    t of glass waiting to vanish li

    ke water vapor

    into thin wispy air,

    I am from the unimportant o

    nes that once had a glowing s

    mile stretching cheek to cheek


    Now a twilight curtain lay on

    my face like a bone-chill