I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, February 6, 2014

June Average by Kate Wash

Me - June Average, eh. June Average is a book about an average girl named June. She is not extra pretty, she is not extra smart, she is not extra talented. She is just average. I can relate to her because I am just like everyone else too, and I wish I could be different in a good way. June is 13. She goes to Middle School with her best friend, Froggy. At one point, they were in a band, but the leader was too bossy and they quit. I like that I could relate to June. I don't like the end of the book. June is the same in the end as she was at the beginning. She hasn't changed at all.

Mom - June Average is the story of a girl named June McCarthy. She is a girl like many other other girls. She is not especially pretty. She is not especially smart. She is not especially talented. She is not especially anything. She is very relatable. She has many of the same thoughts feelings, hopes and dreams as many other girls. She would like to be smarter, prettier and/or more talented. She would like to be something more than she is. Whether you are a preteen or a teenager (like June herself)  you probably know what that feels like. Even if your teenage days are long since past, you can probably remember how it was to feel that way. The book is not so much a story with a linear plot. It is more of a diary. We do not experience the events and people of June's life with her as they happen. We hear about them as she reflects on them. While the character of June is relatable,  I would have liked to know more about her. I would have liked to experience things with her and not only see them through her eyes. I would have liked to know more about her life and not only this brief slice of it we are shown through the book.

And that's our view. What is or was high school like for you?

To win a copy of June Average see this Saturday's Saturday Special post.

Disclaimer: We were given a copy of June Average for free for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are our own based on our reading of the book.