Saturday, June 30, 2012
Saving June, by Hannah Harrington
As a HarlequinTeen novel (yes, it truly is!), I expected a lot more romance (and implied sex) than I got. Instead, the book is really a fairly typical YA book. That makes it better than the heaving bosoms I was expecting, but maybe a bit dull. We have teens dealing with grief, copious references to classic rock, explorations of the US on the back roads (does anyone take boring Interstates in road-trip novels?), and falling in love with people they claim to hate. It was a fine book (decently written, well-developed characters, fine dialog), but it was just like so many other books. There's little new ground here.