Thursday’s Special Spotlight; Saving June by Hannah Harrington
17 January, 2013
Thursday’s Special Spotlight is a new feature here at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. It is inspired by her library’s “Book of the Week” and Stepping out of the Page’s From the Review Pile. It also stems from how far behind I am on writing reviews and how guilty I often feel about it!
The idea of this feature is to spotlight books that I read e-ons ago that I absolutely loved and I feel deserve the spotlight on this blog! They will be accompanied with reasons as to why I loved them and why I think you should read them.
This was a book that my blogger friend Sarah at Saz101 loved so much that when I mentioned really wanting to read it, she surprised me by buying it for me. It took a bit of time to get around to reading it, but once I had, I realised instantly why she, and so many others, had been singing the praises of this book. I adored every single word on the page, found myself eager to continue reading the words and came across some absolutely fabulous quotes that are still some of my favourite ones ever. Hannah Harrington quickly became one of my favourite authors, which then jumped to an auto-buy author when she released Speechless!
This is a book that is full of heart. It really gets into the nitty gritty of things, while also giving you a light, humurous tale. The subject matter that Hannah deals with is not something to be taken lightly and she certainly doesn’t do so, there is a considerable amount of care that has gone into this book. I loved the music references, but also the music quotes and I found that I was truly able to connect with all the words on the page. I could understand Harper, Laney, and Jake. I adored the friendship between Harper and Laney, and loved the blossoming friendship of them both to Jake. It was such a nice thing to read about and really made this book glow.
Why Should You Read Saving June?
I know that this book may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you love contemporaries, road trips, great friendships, and lovely romances then you really should pick this book up. It is a fun, emotional, powerful book that I am certain you will fall in love with as many others have before you. This book shows how we can pick ourselves up after something terrible has happened to us, especially with the helping hands of friends. It shows that everyone is unique and we should accept everyones flaws – even if it’s something as silly as loving rap music – because it is usually this which helps us to be everything we are. It is a novel that is full of love and will make you feel so full of warmth when you finally close the last page.