Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Secret Year by Jennifer R Hubbard

Title: The Secret Year
Author: Jennifer R. Hubbard
Source: Library; paperback 208 pages
 Colt and Julia were secretly together for a year, and no one ever knew, not even Julia's boyfriend. Why would they—they were from two different crowds. Julia lived in her country club world and Colt . . . didn't. Then Julia dies in a car accident. Colt is devastated but can't mourn openly, and he's tormented that he may have played a part in her death. And when Julia's journal ends up in his hands, he is forced to relive their year together—just when he is trying to forget. The problem is, how do you get over someone who was never really yours to begin with?
My Rating: 3 stars ★★★
My Thoughts (mini-review):
I decided to do a mini-review for this book because I don't have much to say about it. It just wasn't memorable for me; there isn't really anything I can remember that makes me think "Wow. I loved that" (or something along those lines).

The premise of this book intrigued me a lot, as I had never read anything like it before, and was the reason I decided to give it a read. The first half of the novel was interesting and very emotional; however, the second half seemed much slower-paced and kind of dragged for me. I wasn't too impressed with the ending either because I felt like most of the characters were basically in the same state that they were in at the beginning of the book; nothing was really resolved or accomplished.

This is definitely a book I'd suggest checking out from the library before deciding whether or not to buy it.

Warnings: There is a decent amount of sex in this book, so you may not want to pick it up if that bothers you.

Want a different perspective? Other reviews of this book:
The Story Siren // Chick Lit Teens // Good Books and Good Wine 

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