‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’
Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.
When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.
Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.
Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.
Bicycles or roller skates – My mom knew someone who’d died in a rollerblading accident, so
growing up she never let me learn. I did sneak around and borrow a friend’s pair one summer,
but I have awful balance anyway, so I never really mastered doing more than standing upright.
Bikes are a lot easier for me to handle.
Cake or pie – I’m one of those bizarre people who doesn’t like pie at all, go figure. Team Cake
for the win.
Pen or pencil – Yes, it’s annoying when you make mistakes, but I hate eraser marks!
Cats or dogs – I have three cats and one black lab. I love my cats, but I’ve always been more of
a dog person. I enjoy spending time with my dog more than I do most people.
Winter or summer – I hate cold weather! Summer is much more preferable, as long as I have
Pants or skirts – I think I own maybe two skirts total. If I’m going out, I’m either in jeans or
Black or white – To match my soul. Just kidding. White is not my color. Probably half of my
wardrobe is black, and I almost always wear black nail polish.
Sweet or savory – I have the worst sweet tooth.
Autumn or spring – Spring brings the promise of summer, and autumn in Michigan always feels
like a short prelude to a lengthy, freezing winter.
Zombies or unicorns – I’m a horse girl, and unicorns are almost the same thing.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Hannah! Be sure to keep an eye out for my review of Saving June!