Saturday, March 6, 2010
The Secret Year
Seventeen-year-old Colt has been sneaking out at night to meet Julia, a girl from an upper-class neighborhood unlike his own. They’ve never told anyone else about their relationship: not their family or friends, and especially not Julia’s boyfriend.When Julia dies suddenly, Colt tries to cope with her death while pretending that he never even knew her. He discovers a journal she left behind. But he is not prepared for the truths he discovers about their intense relationship, nor to pay the price for the secrets he’s kept.
The Secret Year was an emotional roller coaster taht hooked you from the first sentence.
The writing was incredible. It brought the already heartbreaking tale of the secret relationship to a whole new level. I really felt for Colt, and what he was going through with being with someone for so long but not being able to greive Julia's death because it was all a secret.
I really adored the astounding novel. All the characters were very really, along the Julie, even though we only knew her after she died and from her journals.