A Million Junes by Emily Henry is one of the Book of The Month June 2017 selections by Judge Katie Cotugno… 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.
My thoughts: I simply fell in love with the characters in this book and felt like they came to life for me. The main characters, June and Saul, are both going through a stage of grieving and trying hard to work through it. Even though there is sadness, they share hilarious banter with each other. I also enjoyed the supporting characters and what they provide to the story. The author has a unique way of bringing the past family members into the current story without it being too confusing but to help evolve the current story. I really enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to reading more. ** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book of The Month in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**
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