What is the bonus prize you ask? It's a miniature version of Julia's notebook, the purple and black striped one from the book! It was handmade by a local artist where Jennifer lives and she'll be sending it to the winner along with their paperback of The Secret Year. (There's a picture of it above the giveaway form. Scroll down!)
Take Romeo and Juliet. Add The Outsiders. Mix thoroughly.
Colt and Julia were secretly together for an entire year, and no one—not even Julia's boyfriend— knew. They had nothing in common, with Julia in her country club world on Black Mountain and Colt from down on the flats, but it never mattered. Until Julia dies in a car accident, and Colt learns the price of secrecy. He can't mourn Julia openly, and he's tormented that he might have played a part in her death. When Julia's journal ends up in his hands, Colt relives their year together at the same time that he's desperately trying to forget her. But how do you get over someone who was never yours in the first place?