Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hardcover vs Paperback 125

The Secret Year by Jennifer R. Hubbard



Colt and Julia were secretly together for a year, and no one ever knew, not even Julia's boyfriend. Why would they-they were from two different crowds. Julia lived in her country club world and Colt . . . didn't. Then Julia dies in a car accident. Colt is devastated but can't mourn openly, and he's tormented that he may have played a part in her death. And when Julia's journal ends up in his hands, he is forced to relive their year together-just when he is trying to forget. The problem is, how do you get over someone who was never really yours to begin with? 

I've always thought the Hardcover of The Secret Year was really unique. I've read the book and think it is an interesting idea to have Julia be the made focus of the Paperback, that eye contact, since the story is told from Colt's perspective. It's almost another hint into Julia's life. I still say the Hardcover is more unique but the Paperback is rather nicely done as well!

Thanks to Liz who reminded me to post this H vs P!

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  1. I'm not crazy about either cover, but I think I prefer the paperback.

  2. I think the hardcover looks more YA. The paperback, showing a girl and boy who are obviously naked, seems kind of adult. Although I'm not against teens being naked together it seems very "in your face" and very adult. I've been wanting to read this though. :)

  3. I prefer the paperback, I think is more esthetic.

  4. I like the paperback WAY better. The angle where they cut her cheek in the hardcover is just really weird and I've never been fond of it.

  5. I like the paperback much better, it's softer.

  6. I actually really love the hardcover more. Although I own the paperback, so that's a bit weird ;)

  7. I like both, but I prefer the paperback.


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