The Secret Year – Book Review

The Secret Year - Book Review

The Secret Year is written by Jennifer R. Hubbard and is classified as Young Adult Fiction. It tells a story of two teenagers who fall in love, but keep it a secret. Colt and Julia were secretly together for a year, and no one ever knew, not even Julia’s boyfriend. They were from two different neighborhoods. Julia’s family wanted her to be with her current boyfriend because their families were close and he fit her parent’s standards. Julia lived in her country club world and Colt did not. One year after Julia and Colt began to sneak around, Julia dies in a car accident. Colt is upset but cannot mourn openly, and he thinks that he could 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.