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June Bug

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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First off, if the copy you pick up has the Publishers Weekly quote about Les Misérables, you should ignore it. While there is a slight similarity in storyline, June Bug could also be compared to The Face on the Milk Carton. The scene where June Bug sees her picture...
First off, if the copy you pick up has the Publishers Weekly quote about Les Misérables, you should ignore it. While there is a slight similarity in storyline, June Bug could also be compared to The Face on the Milk Carton. The scene where June Bug sees her picture in Walmart immediately sparked the comparison to Janie and the milk carton (interesting as well that June Bug has John Johnson and Milk Carton has Janie Johnson). This scene, as in Milk Carton, is what sets in motion the rest of the book's events. June Bug doesn't tell her father about the missing child poster immediately, but she does begin asking questions that make him realize he needs to revisit his past. Complicating matters is the Walmart employee who befriends them, but has some suspicions. She wants to know how Johnson makes money, what happened with June Bug's mom, and what he's running from. The recent news reports coming out of Dogwood about new developments in the case of missing Natalie Edwards make the situation even stickier for Johnson. When Johnson and June Bug travel back to Dogwood, the truth of what happened seven years ago is finally revealed.

Fabry has crafted a beautiful tale of familial love. I found it refreshing that Johnson was portrayed as a good father even though he wasn't providing June Bug with the stereotypical "good life." He recognized that he failed her in some ways (denying her the joy of having a pet is one example), but understood that she had saved him just as much as he had saved her. The pacing of the mystery at the heart of the book was well done--revealing just enough here and there to keep things going without spoiling the shock of the ending to come.

posted by nicole21WA on October 1, 2009

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2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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Not only do we have harriet klausner with her book report ruining the book, but most of the so called reviews are plot spoilers that ruin the book, but why not? Since harriet klausner seems to get away with ruining thousands of books at bn, everyone seems to think they ...
Not only do we have harriet klausner with her book report ruining the book, but most of the so called reviews are plot spoilers that ruin the book, but why not? Since harriet klausner seems to get away with ruining thousands of books at bn, everyone seems to think they can too. So everyone, dont waste money buying this book. Dont put money into bn coffers. Since they refuse to do anything to plot spoilers, just read the plot spoilers reviews and you never have to buy another book! Their loss. Maybe if enough ppl stop buying books ruined by these rude plot spoilers, bn will do something ti them, including harriet klausner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

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    Not only do we have harriet klausner with her book report ruining the book, but most of the so called reviews are plot spoilers that ruin the book, but why not? Since harriet klausner seems to get away with ruining thousands of books at bn, everyone seems to think they can too. So everyone, dont waste money buying this book. Dont put money into bn coffers. Since they refuse to do anything to plot spoilers, just read the plot spoilers reviews and you never have to buy another book! Their loss. Maybe if enough ppl stop buying books ruined by these rude plot spoilers, bn will do something ti them, including harriet klausner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    The book should be categorized as Christian Fiction. 

    The book should be categorized as Christian Fiction. 

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