Young Adult

A Million Junes

by Emily Henry

Quick take

Part Shakespearean retelling and part Alice Hoffman-style literary fantasy, the novel teems with luminous, evocative language and characters so alive I half-expected them to climb off the page and walk around my house.

Why I love it

Once in a blue forever, you come across a book that features so many of your favorite elements that you can’t help but wonder if it was written specifically for you. A Million Junes felt that way to me: part Shakespearean retelling and part Alice Hoffman-style magical realism, the novel teems with luminous, evocative language and characters so alive I half-expected them to climb off the page and w...

Synopsis

In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O'Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century-old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree.

Eighteen-year-old Jack 'œJune' O’Donnell doesn't need a better reason than that. She's an O'Donnell to her core, just like...

Member thoughts

64% Love
30% Like
5% Dislike
  • Paula K.

    Roundup, MT

    "What a wonderful book! Well written, sad but heartwarming also. I really enjoyed it. "

  • Alice E.

    Wellington, KS

    "The best book I have read in a long time. It put me on an emotional roller coaster ride. A fantasy in the best since of the world."

  • Kathy B.

    Albuquerque, NM

    "Great book - makes you think about how long held grudges and misinterpreted stories can have lasting consequences."

  • Marianne G.

    Germantown, MD

    "I enjoyed the magical realism in this book except near the end, where instead of being woven in it somewhat felt forced (to wrap it up). I liked that the book made me laugh, tear up and make me happy."

  • Staci H.

    Des Plaines, IL

    "I loved this book! I don't often re-read books, but I'll probably re-read this one. I loved the emotions and the relationships in this book."

  • Ashley B.

    Lakewood, CO

    "Grief. A daughter has lost her father, and the long-standing feud with a neighbor family makes that grief and loss all the more poignant. As June finds new love, she must deal with the loss."

  • Laura Y.

    Miami, FL

    "The magic in this book captivates you and takes you away, while the characters' stories and what they've lost make you feel as if you're missing something too"

  • Jessica A.

    Woodstock, GA

    "Wow! Loved the magical realism in this book. Super interesting book about love, hate, grief, and the power of memory."

  • Elizabeth H.

    Wichita, KS

    "Ethereal and beautiful. Although the end doesn't ultimately live up to the premise at the beginning, it comes darn close! I loved falling into this world!! "

  • Kelly W.

    Bel Air, MD

    "I have no words; I just absolutely loved this book. Moved me to tears a few times. Beautifully written. "

  • Luba B.

    Waterford , MI

    "Wonderfully imaginative and well written. "