Title: Saving June
Author: Hannah Harrington
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Kindle Book
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To be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. It seems like lately there have been a lot of books about the aftershock of a siblings death. The plot is basic, but the way it’s played out is incredible. I can honestly say that this book was amazing. Plus it’s a road trip book, and who doesn’t love one of those?!
Truthfully, I rarely every get emotional with a book. I find it hard to connect with the characters in books because more often then not they just appear to be too perfect. With this book I didn’t have that problem. The three main characters Harper, Laney, and Jake were surprisingly believable. Harper was like any girl who lives in the shadow of their older sister, and just doesn’t realize how amazing she truly is. Laney’s the best friend everyone has. The one you don’t even have to talk to, yet you know what each other are thinking. Then there’s Jake. Jake wasn’t just that typical mysterious guy. Not only did he have a very in depth personality, but he was a classic music fan!
This book truly moved me. It had me setting it down, and thinking about all of the things that could be going on in my siblings lives. Hannah Harrington’s descriptive writing was amazing, she never over did any of it, so it was genuine the whole time. I loved the fact that the story wasn’t sad the whole time. Actually it was never really sad, it was just well written. Anyways my point was that the author matched the emotional scenes with the funny ones. Also there was not any short of romance in this story. Jake was one of those YA guys that you swoon for.
Another part of this book that I loved was the music. I loved the way the music from the book helped me understand what June was going through before she took her life. If you’re a fan of music and amazing books I recommend reading this book.
The only thing that I didn't like about this book was that I felt the characters were lacking descriptions. Not on their personalities, but on the way they looked. I usually don't have trouble picturing characters but with this book I did. I think that their personalities made up for the lack of physical description though.