Friday, January 31, 2014
The writing in this one is stunning. As a coming of age story, I've struggled a bit in classifying it as either YA or adult, but I think I'm going to come down on the side of adult fiction. I think it make an amazing crossover for YAs, but after reading an interview with the author, I can see why she classifies it as specifically adult. It has a teenage protagonist, but it deals with very adult relationships and, as the author says in the interview, the adult characters are as developed and detailed as June's character.
This is definitely a character-driven novel. In this case, it works perfectly, because the writing really carries the story well. You want to keep reading to get more of the beautiful words and learn more about the characters. I read this over Christmas at Luke's Grandpa John's house and couldn't get enough of it.
I definitely recommend this one, both for fans of character-driven adult fiction and for YA fans. And of course to anyone who loves a good coming of age story.
Posted by Julie G at 11:26 AM