Friday, March 18, 2011

The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard Review

thesecretyearThe Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard 
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pub. Date: January 7th, 2010  
Pages: 192
Age Level: Young Adult    
Obtained: Bought

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?

My Thoughts:

So I had really and I mean really high expectations for this one and they were just not met. The storyline was very good, I just wish there would have been a little more. The ending did not seem to satisfy me in the slightest. The characters seemed a little dry for my tasting but were interesting none of the less. The thing I looked forward to were the journal entries. I also abs love the slow transformation of Colt throughout the novel. It was a decent read, I just wish Hubbard would have given us a little more. I give this novel 3.5 out of 5 paws.

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Do you keep a journal? If so why? Lemme know in the comment section below!

As always,
That Chick That Reads

1 comment:

  1. I have wanted to read this book for ages. It really seems right up my alley.