Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Review: Saving June

Title Saving June

Author Hannah Harrington

Release Date May 1, 2011

Everyone's sorry. But no one can explain why.

Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going—California.

Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession…and an unknown connection to June. When he insists on joining them, Harper's just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanor and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what Harper needs. Except…Jake's keeping a secret that has the power to turn her life upside down—again.

Hannah Harrington has definitely set the bar high with her debut novel, Saving June.

Harrington is a wonderful story-teller. Her writing is polished and realistic. Harrington creates very relatable characters and an engaging storyline. Saving June was one of those books that I had a hard time putting down while I read it.

Another thing that I loved about Saving June is that Harrington incorporated music into the storyline. (She includes the playlists at the end of the book.) I believe that the music helps strength the emotional connection the reader feels with the characters.


4 out of 5 stars

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