Harper has grown up in her older sister’s shadow. Then one day, shortly before highschool graduation, her perfect, gorgeous, popular sister commits suicide. Finding her sister’s body changes everything about her life. In a journey to find who her sister really was and to take her sister’s ashes to California, sixteen year old Harper Scott, accompanied by her best friend and a boy who holds a key to her sister’s alternate persona, begins a journey to discover who she is – more than just the second rate daughter rebelling against the unattainable perfection that her sister portrayed.
Hannah Harrington’s debut novel, Saving June, is a thought provoking young adult novel touching on a wide array of subjects – suicide, grief, atheism, virginity, family relations, political protests, abortion, and self-discovery. This would be a great book to read and discuss with more mature teens.
Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.