First off, let me tell you that I really like this series. I was sceptical before picking it up, but once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.
With that said, what I don't understand is how it took 6 weeks for Matt to find out the reason why the girls left him. Apparently, the whole school knew about it, but somehow he didn't hear a whisper about it. He didn't overhear anyone talking about it, no one bullied him, confronted him, or even talked to him about 'murdering a child'?
However unlikely, I could atleast stretch my imagination to believe that everyone just went quiet around him or whatever.
BUT. I really, really can't understand why the girls felt that they had to keep what he allegedly had done a secret from him. I mean, they fully believed that he had done it, so there would be no secret to keep right? Yet they swore his sister to secrecy. And this have been a major point as far in as I am in Exile. Matt says that all this hadn't had to happen if she hadn't kept the reason a secret from him, and I just don't know why they wanted to keep it a secret when as far as the girls knew, he was fully aware of what he had done. How did that conversation go between the girls and Lilly?
-Hey Lilly, we dumped your brother because he forced a girl to abortion, but don't tell him that, it's a secret!
-Golly gee Lana, I don't know, how is it a secret when he was the one who did it in the first place?
-...... Just don't tell him, okay?
So that is what I want cleared up, how come it was such a closely guarded secret, when the one they wanted to keep it a secret from was the one who did the thing they wanted to keep secret in the first place?