A Million Junes
- Narrated by: Julia Whelan
- Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-16-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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June O'Donnell - aka Junior, aka Jack, aka Jonathan O'Donnell IV, aka the first female O'Donnell firstborn - has always been haunted by her family's mythic but complicated legacy. As she prepares to begin her final year of high school, June is itching to leave behind her ghosts in Five Fingers, Michigan, and travel the world.
And then, just like it always happens to the O'Donnells, a painful glimmer from her past returns to mess everything up.
Enter Saul Angert, the eldest son of Eli Angert, aka June's late father's mortal enemy, back in town from a prestigious writing program to care for his ailing father. June can't seem to avoid Saul, whose very presence makes her ache with grief over her father, and soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn't exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic, and strangely tender boy whom she was born to loathe.
When June and Saul accidentally stumble into a bit of the forest magic, they are allowed a glimpse into the past at the fateful, horrible moment that started all the trouble between their families. Now June doesn't know if this new discovery means she should hate the Angerts even more or if it's finally time for her - and all of the O'Donnells before her - to let go.
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By SydSavvy on 06-15-17
Romeo & Juliet? Tuck Everlasting? Something entirely new?
When you first start to read this book, you quickly assume you are getting a cleverly disguised Romeo &Juliet via June & Saul. Then the magical twists start happening and you feel like you entered the land of Tuck Everlasting.
The lovers are still star-crossed, but soon the memories take over and guide the journey. It's a fresh YA offering, that somehow left me a little dissatisfied, feeling a little bit like I did with Twilight since the hook was so one dimensional disputed the twists. Still, it's a fantastic and well-written story, and so very perfect for your summer reading pleasure.
I both read and listened and it was good both ways, and definitely hard to put down. If this review helped, please make sure and like it, thank you!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Doha on 12-19-17
A Nice Read
Well .. that was .. good
I don't read magical realism as much as I should but I really do love this genre, this is a nice story about two cursed family and the star crossed lovers who are trying to break this curse ( June and Saul ) I really love the chemistry between those two .. and how they were trying to make their relationship work even though history is against them in many ways, the last part of the story was so random and it kind of defied the point from the first part ( if that make sense ? ) but I like the message .. letting go is what will set you free
nice read .. maybe I will check this author other work
The Narration was very good as expected from Julia Whelan and it did give some liveliness to the book :)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful