7. How did you react to Mae’s relationship with her daughter, Dana? Would you have handled things differently if you were in Mae’s position?
8. June Bug meets several kindhearted people throughout the story—Sheila, the couple at the Arkansas farmhouse, Mrs. Linderman, Big Mac, the pastor, and the family at the water park. How do their actions demonstrate their faith? Of all the characters in the book, whose faith journey do you identify with the most?
9. What factors motivate John to return to Dogwood?
10. Every time Mae thinks of Natalie, Romans 8:28 comes to mind, even though she isn’t sure how the verse relates to her situation. Do you think the verse becomes clear to Mae later? Describe a time in your life when you’ve seen God work through a difficult situation.
11. At the end of the book, John uses the story of the june bug to explain to June Bug why things need to change for her. Do you think he made the right decision?
12. June Bug represents innocence. She is an “every girl.” If you could wrap your arms around her and tell her one thing, what would you say?