Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Category: YA
Warnings: Sexual references and mature themes
Buy: Amazon

When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister's urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California. On the road with her best friend, plus an intriguing guy with a mysterious connection to June, Harper discovers truths about her sister, herself and life.


Saving June tells the story of Harper, little sister to suicide victim June. The book follows her in her attempt to fulfill her sister’s dying wish.

Overall, I think this is a very serious and heartfelt book with an exquisitely crafted plot and realistic characters. I grew attached to each of them in their own way, and all of them have a special role in the novel. I think the way the characters are played out, considering the circumstances of the plot, were great, favorable, and most of all, interesting. In comparison to many books I have read lately, this one is one of the ones that lived up to my standards.

I consider this novel idea to be very original, and to be executed in an equally original way. It’s certainly not an easy topic to tackle, but Harrington made it easy to relate to Harper and her hardships. One of my favorite parts of this book was the fact that it had playlists in the back from the text. It certainly made the experience of reading a whole lot more real and it was a really nice touch. The way the novel ended took me by surprise, but in a good way. Harrington has a great way with words, plot, execution, and writing style. I cannot wait to see more from her and her brilliant characters!

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