Thursday, October 27, 2011

This Debut Title is a HOME RUN

Saving June
Hannah Harrington
Releasing Nov 22nd, 2011
304 Pages
Harlequin Teen

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.

What an unbeliveably amazing debut by Hannah Harrington.

Just the music alone blew me away!  She transports the reader to the inside of the van, along with Harper, Jake and Laney. The songs alone carry so much meaning, so much description without having to use any words at all.

Hannah has taken a subject that is not an easy thing to write about, and does an extrodinary job at taking us on Harper's journey of anger, sadness, love and forgiveness. I got choked up so many times while reading this wonderful YA novel.

I was drawn to Harper from the first page, she was honest and was so... real. Her reaction to Jake is classic and I was drawn to their relationship. The secrets, the understanding, the jealousy and the unspoken connection between them was what kept me reading late into the night.

This is a great book for anyone interested in reading an emotionally charged novel that takes you on a exciting journey with three kids searching for answers.


**And make sure you check out the list of songs that were used in the book, it was located at the end of the book and contains some VERY cool songs.  I downloaded a bunch of them after I was finished reading the book....Songs have a way of expressing so much emotion without even having to say a word!!

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