Monday, April 8, 2013
Finding June
by Shannen Crane Camp
Published: 12.20.12
Pages: 228

Standing up for what you believe in is hard for any teenager in the battleground known as high school. It's even harder in the world of Hollywood, which is where sixteen-year-old June Laurie dreams of being. Thanks to the constant training from her agent/grandmother and the support of her best friend Joseph, June is positive she's ready. But is an innocent little Mormon girl like June ever really ready to be cast as the love interest for the country's hottest star, Lukas Leighton? When June lands a role in Hollywood's most popular crime drama, Forensic Faculty, she finds herself caught off-guard by the fast-paced world of tabloids and paparazzi, and swept off her feet by her gorgeous co-star. Now June must decide what she's willing to give up to achieve the title of Hollywood starlet—or more importantly, what's too sacred to lose.
Inky's Blurbings: 
This is book could be described as your classic, "girl meets popular boy, ignores best guy friend, learns lesson, finds real love with best friend" book. And it really could, because this is the bottom-line premise for the book. But there was so much more to it than the romance that made me love it. 

For starters, the cast of this book was phenomenal! June was a sweet, snarky and talented girl that fit the lead role of this book perfectly. I loved her narrative voice, witty dialogue interactions, and seeing her find herself amid the glam of Hollywood.Watching her fall for her co-star was kinda painful because he's a jerk, and she avoided all warnings about that. Obviously, though, she had to find out for herself. And she did. It cracked me up to watch her as she shoved what he deserved, back down his throat. But not only that, I loved her fashion sense! She's into vintage! It's completely awesome! I'm a vintage nerd and so I loved reading about all her outfit choices. Way cute! 

Joseph will always have a soft spot  in my heart. There's nothing overly un-normal about him, as the love interest and all, but...he is also into the more vintage look. WHICH IS LEGIT. [Yes I'm nerding out over vintage clothes. Don't judge me.]


But beyond that, he's so sweet and loyal that you just can't help but love him and all his adorable quirks! Not to mention he's got just as much wit and snark as June does. Their banterings were some of the highlights of this book. What more is there to love? He could be described as the cliched best friend love interest, but I still loved him anyway. 

Ryan, Ben, Candice and Gran were the best supportive cast you could ask for . The bantering with Ryan and Ben was just so great. Talk about Laugh Out Loud! Candice has a snarky endearing appeal of her own. And she's got a depth that could put here in place as June's mentor. Not to mention she's a wiz at hair and makeup. Think I could steal her for myself? Gran was just the absurd factor. Absurd, and caring  of June at the same time. She's a guardian who gets June and is always there for her, yet at the same time lets June learn and experience life for herself. She's just so...Eep! 


Another thing I thought was cool about this book, was the take on Hollywood. We see June going from a mild acting career, to landing a big job on a TV show that she gets to juggle now, along with High School. I loved reading about the scenes on set and what that was like. I do wish we'd had a little more look at the rest of the TV show after the ending. [*fangirls*] But I'm not complaining. I thought it was a very neat aspect of the book, and one that set it apart of the millions of books like it. 

Before I close this rant session, LOOK AT THE COVER. Take a good look at it. It's WAY CUTE. It's simple, yes, but I love the shades and colors and just gosh, the dress! And the car! [Back in NERDVILLE here!!] Could anyone ask for a prettier cover?

Seriously! This book was hilarious and endearing and just MADE OF ADORBS!!!!!!!!! There's no way you couldn't not love the combination of all the factors afore mentioned into a chick-flick like no other. So yes, this book is a fast read that I devoured in a day. I can't wait to see where June ends up next in CATCHING JUNE. If you're looking for a book about a girl finding herself along with some sweet romance and hilarious interactions, then this is the book for you. Now with that spamming of adorbs fest, I think I shall go take a nap....

Content: Clean Read
5 stars

So I loved this book! If you couldn't tell by the billion synonyms for "I Loved It" used in the review. Anyway, have you read it? Did you love it? Do you want to read it? Would it appeal to your inner nerd like it did to mine? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this book! XOXO,


6 comments:

  1. OHHH I'm so excited for this one! It looks so cute! I was a little worried when I read your first paragraph up until that last line, because I'm so glad it was more than just a regular romance! The acting and the school mix also looks really intriguing, and I love when the supporting characters also have depth! That's just the best feeling ever.

    Fantastic review, Hinky! :) I need to check out Finding June now!

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  2. "IN LOVE" This has been my favorite book this year ( and I read A L O T).
    Although it was an easy read, it kept my interest all the way through. There were no "hurry-up and get this part overwith" parts.
    Love June; love her sass and style, but most of all love her integrity.
    I am a Youth Leader in my church. I am recommending this book to all the Young Women I know!

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  3. I love the cover I think it is completely adorable and I definitely will be checking this one out!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  4. I have a feeling I would love Joseph too! And you are so right, this book does sound adorable! <3

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  5. This book looks so cute! The premise of a mormon girl going into acting and juggling a normal life sounds really good :) Love your review!

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  6. Yes! I loved this one too. I love that you love vintage. I think you'd love the author! Have you contacted her on her blog or facebook or twitter?! You totally should. She's one of my best author friends!!! Love her! (k I said love a bunch just now. lol)
    Clean Teen Fiction
    Clean Adult Fiction

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