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The Secret Year

4 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Jennifer Hubbard

For a year, 16-year-old working-class boy Colton Morrissey met rich girl Julia Vernon, his schoolmate and girlfriend of a member of the local gentry, on a regular and frequent basis. No one knew of their romance until the night Julia was killed in a … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Romance, Death
Author: Jennifer Hubbard
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
4 reviews about The Secret Year
review by . January 07, 2010
The Secret Year is the stuff movies are made of, John Hughes movies to be more specific. Rich kid and kid from the wrong side of the tracks fall in love... I really noticed the emphasis the author placed on Colt and Julia's differences background wise. While that was fine, I do wish a bit more of the spotlight had been pointed at getting to know who Julia was.    I thought the use of a journal was a great way to see inside of Julia's head and heart, to understand things about …
review by . January 31, 2010
For a year, Colt was with Julia, but no one knew but themselves. How could they tell anyone? Colt and Julia were from completely separate worlds. She lived in a mansion on Black Mountain Road, and his entire house on the flats could probably fit in her living room. Besides, Julia already had a boyfriend from the right neighborhood. Nobody would understand why the two continued to secretly meet up at night; sometimes, Cold wasn't sure he did either. When Julia suddenly dies in a car accident, his …
review by . January 08, 2010
At the end of reading this, I was not quite sure if this was truly amazing, or only close.    Was the writing good? Yes, Hubbard has a way with words that kept me turning the pages. I really loved Colt, and thought he was a great narrator. He's simple, sweet, easy-going, down to earth. No complications.    Julia, the girl Colt had been seeing for a year in secret, was a little more complex than he was. I found her journal entries to be a major point of interest, …
review by . January 07, 2010
For a year, Colt met Julia Vernon every week by the bridge near his house. Their relationship was kept secret; Julia was the most popular girl in school, and one of the richest, and Colt is no one to the rest of the rich, popular crowd on Black Mountain. But right before Colt's junior year begins, Julia is killed in a car accident, and Colt is left alone with the knowledge of what he and Julia shared. Then her brother gives Colt a journal of letters Julia wrote to him, and by working his way through …
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