Nathan Bransford, Author


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Publication alert: Until It Hurts to Stop by Jennifer Hubbard


Jennifer Hubbard's The Secret Year was one of the first YA novels I sold, and it remains one of my favorite YA novels I've ever read. It tells the story of a boy who has a secret relationship with a girl who dies as the novel opens. He's the only living person who knew the connection they'd had.

Jennifer followed that with the equally amazing Try Not to Breathe, about a boy who is trying to rejoin life after a suicide attempt. (It received starred reviews basically everywhere).

And today marks the publication of Until It Hurts to Stop, which is about a bullied girl who is still waiting for the other shoe to drop even after her tormenters have moved on. She escapes by climbing mountains and with a new friend, until her worst enemy moves back to town.

Jennifer Hubbard is a true master of YA, and I'm so honored to have worked with her. I haven't actually read Until It Hurts to Stop and it's is the first published book of Jennifer's I wasn't involved in, which is a bittersweet feeling! I can't wait to dive in.






11 comments:

abc said...

Jennifer is a wonderful writer! I look forward to reading this, as well.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow, such dark content for a YA book. Your descriptions make me want to dive in and read. I'll download them for my Kindle.

Magdalena Munro said...

Thank you for the recommendation; this genre hasn't been my thing since I was young but now that I have a son that is growing up all too fast, I'm starting to pay attention. It's on my list.

thewriteedge said...

Sounds amazing! Is there any way to get a review copy? Thanks!

Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

Thank you, Nathan, and all commenters!

Bruce Bonafede said...

Congratulations on the new book, Jennifer. Hope it does great.

Cynthia said...

Jennifer Hubbard is a great writer, and I look forward to reading her new book.

Mira said...

Congratulations on your launch, Jennifer!

I love that you take on such relevant topics - so helpful to kids who are struggling with difficult issues. They'll feel less alone, and maybe gain some guidance.

That's also a gorgeous cover! :)

Rae said...

That IS a gorgeous cover. It sounds like she write really lovely, emotive books.

Steve MC said...

I read the full Amazon excerpt and the writing is very good. Got everything going for it.

And now I'm curious how the knife plays out.

Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

I'm curious. Why is the Kindle version more expensive? That makes no sense to me whatsoever.

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