October 29, 2013

Review: The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Take Romeo and Juliet. Add The Outsiders. Mix thoroughly. Colt and Julia were secretly together for an entire year, and no one,not even Julia's boyfriend, knew. They had nothing in common, with Julia in her country club world on Black Mountain and Colt from down on the flats, but it never mattered. Until Julia dies in a car accident, and Colt learns the price of secrecy. He can't mourn Julia openly, and he's tormented that he might have played a part in her death. When Julia's journal ends up in his hands, Colt relives their year together at the same time that he's desperately trying to forget her. But how do you get over someone who was never yours in the first place?
I have a friend who would absolutely LOVE this book because she can relate to it ALOT. I read this book in one night because it kept me interested. I wanted to know if he would really tell everybody that he had been with Julia. By the end of the book he had but nobody believed him because he was poor and not popular and she had been rich and popular. Well, I can relate to this because I dated a guy that was kinda popular and got accused that I was lying till he finally told the truth about it 6 months later. But i would recommend this book to any teenage girl that wants to read a love story.
Publisher-Viking Juvenile
Reviewer rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Sierra Wells (Student at Franklin High School)
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!


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