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.
Jennifer is a wonderful writer! I look forward to reading this, as well.
Cecelia Dowdy says
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 says
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.
Sounds amazing! Is there any way to get a review copy? Thanks!
Jennifer R. Hubbard says
Thank you, Nathan, and all commenters!
Bruce Bonafede says
Congratulations on the new book, Jennifer. Hope it does great.
Jennifer Hubbard is a great writer, and I look forward to reading her new book.
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! 🙂
That IS a gorgeous cover. It sounds like she write really lovely, emotive books.
Steve MC says
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 says
I'm curious. Why is the Kindle version more expensive? That makes no sense to me whatsoever.