Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Million Junes by Emily Henry

This book was not what I expected and yet I really enjoyed it.  I'm sure it's not for everybody because it's not completely realistic fiction.  It is such a good story though and I love the way the author describes situations and events.  Beautifully written in my opinion.  I believe the target audience is young adult and it is appropriate for middle school and up.  A few "language" words sprinkled through but not enough to notice. (This was one of two of my Book of the Month club picks for June.)

Summary from goodreads.com:
For as long as Jack “June” O’Donnell has been alive, her parents have had only one rule: stay away from the Angert family. But when June collides—quite literally—with Saul Angert, sparks fly, and everything June has known is thrown into chaos.

Who exactly is this gruff, sarcastic, but seemingly harmless boy who has returned to their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, after three mysterious years away? And why has June—an O’Donnell to her core—never questioned her late father’s deep hatred of the Angert family? After all, the O’Donnells and the Angerts may have mythic legacies, but for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them.

As Saul and June’s connection grows deeper, they find that the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers seem to be conspiring to reveal the truth about the harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations. Now June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored, and she must decide whether it’s finally time for her—and all the O’Donnells before her—to let go.

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