Thursday, September 12, 2013
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.