This is an interesting novel about a little girl who sees herself on a missing child poster and realizes things aren't what they seem. She discovers who she really is and the truth about her father and their life. The book is a modern retelling of Les Miserables.
I thought the book was a good read and the storyline was such that I wanted to keep reading and find out if there was a happy ending.
I loved this book! You know what the story is about as soon as you read the first paragraph; however, you have to stay with the book all the way to the end! It is a great read...interesting characters, a great storyline, keeps you captivated!
This book is great. It is one you read quickly because the plot keeps you going until the last page!! Loved it because I'm from West Virginia and it was great to hear about our wonderful State throughout this book.
The characters are well developed and the story is one of restoration as well as, loving and letting go. I have reread the last few chapters several times and come away crying each time. June Bug is a precious character who reminds me in many ways of my grandaughter. I definately recommend this book, it is a great read.
June Bug is a poignant novel of survival, sacrifice, family and love. June Bug is a spunky, but mature 9-year-old traveling around the United States with her father in an old RV. At least, she believes the man she has been living with for the past seven years is her father. When she sees her face on a missing child poster in Wal-Mart, June Bug's life veers down an uncharted road. As June Bug seeks the truth from her father, John, he is forced to confront memories of a painful past. Meanwhile, June Bug's biological grandparents in West Virignia are struggling to uncover the truth about their beloved granddaughter's disappearance while dealing with the painful questions of their daughter's involvement. Chris Fabry's vivid story-telling will keep readers turning the pages as the truth unfolds and the characters' lives irrevocably change.
June Bug captivated me from the first page. Chris Fabry masterfully tells the story from several perspectives of the individuals impacted by June Bug's disappearance: June Bug, John, the grandparents, and the police officer heading the investigation. Each perspective is equally moving, but June Bug's voice is especially compelling. I was anxious to discover the truth about June Bug's life and how she came to live with her father, John. The ending, though bittersweet was not a disappointment. I would love to read a sequel to the novel that picks up several years later because I wonder what life holds for each character further down the road. This novel is one of those rare thought-provoking gems that I find myself thinking about even a couple of days after finishing it. June Bug is the first book I have read by Chris Fabry, and I am anxious to read his other novels.