A Million Feelings

A Million Junes By:Emily Henry

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Summary

In their hometown of Five Fingers, Michigan, the O’Donnells and the Angerts have mythic legacies. But for all the tall tales they weave, both founding families are tight-lipped about what caused the century old rift between them, except to say it began with a cherry tree. But when Saul Angert, the son of June’s father’s mortal enemy, returns to town after three mysterious years away, June can’t seem to avoid him. Soon the unthinkable happens: She finds she doesn’t exactly hate the gruff, sarcastic boy she was born to loathe. Saul’s arrival sparks a chain reaction, and as the magic, ghosts, and coywolves of Five Fingers conspire to reveal the truth about the dark moment that started the feud, June must question everything she knows about her family and the father she adored. And she must decide whether it’s finally time for her and all of the O’Donnells before her to let go.


Review

First Thoughts

I have literally been avoiding this book for the longest time, I kept saying I’ll read it later, then later came and I just really did not want to read with book it just seemed so boring when I started it. A book that takes place in a small town with two fighting families just seems like a ton of drama and ANOTHER remake of Romeo and Juliet and I think there are enough of those. Now I started with book like someone was forcing me to eat a food I hate, there was a step dad and mother with half brother, the best friend who has a crush on the guy June is not supposed to be around and the same guy who she runs into as fate would have it. Then things start to take a twist and I start to hate it less and less as the story starts to expand and you are introduced to a new world of lies and love all mixed in together.

The character are some that I think we see very often a misunderstood, a sweet shy girl, and two loud best friends, and normal parents and siblings to wrap it all together. So far I think the best friends I way way to cliche with them being loud, funny, and forcing the main character to be dragged along by them, but always there to back you up. I think I have a small connection to June but at the same time I think half the things that run through her mind are total crap. So far it looks promising.

Final Thoughts

This book started out in a way where I never wanted to read it but as the story develops the tone goes from one of a storyteller talking about two families drama into a voice of eire passion lace with sadness and love. The Author takes a step into the pages and pours her soul into it and we get to see it to feel everything the characters feel, the characters become so much more than just a shy girl and a troubled boy, they become a broken girl who is trying to find out what she wants in life and if everything she ever believed in was a lie, like her heart that was full of black and white has been shown color but the color is all red with blood and lies. The boy is just a boy who was on the wrong side of a bad decision and fate took its place and left him with the remains of the damage it had caused. These two characters I have wrapped my heart around and fell in love with both of them because I am like both of them in a way and I cannot help but to feel for both of them.

The ending of this book and the power of the story it holds in itself is one I think many can relate to and the truth about memories and the lies they hold within them, how things from the different point of views can be so completely different from the truth and how such hate can thrive from such sweet sorrow. I know the struggle of sweet June trying to hold onto someone you have lost and wishing with all your heart you can go back to them or bring them back to you but you also know they wouldn’t want that for you and you must try to be strong and more on. This book has brought me such much pain and love, in this one book, I found my Million Junes, and I think that you will too.

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Little and Sexuality Problems

 Little and Lion By: Brandy Colbert

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Summary


When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back, after being sent away by her parents because of her brothers mental health issues. L.A. is where her friends and family are along with her crushes, And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She soon finds out that everything isn’t the same as when she left, even she herself has changed.

She tries to settle back into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new, the same girl her brother is in love with. As she is trying to find out who her true self is, she has to juggle keeping the secret from her parents that her brother has stopped taking his meds, and trying not to give away the fact that she has a thing for the girl of his dreams.

Review


First thoughts

So when the book started I was very open to this book it is supposed to be a book about finding yourself and discovering who you truly are but I did not know that it meant that about your sexuality. Now I am hetrosexual so I have never had to struggle with my sexuality or have ever went through something like what this book is starting to go through, but I am struggling with a mental health issue so I can relate to Lion in this case and I can relate to his struggle in a way.

So far the book is a good flowing book, there isn’t a ton of filler and it gets to the key points in every chapter there is no forcing myself to read page after page, I like who the author lets me into the mindset of Suzette so that I might understand the struggle that some homosexual people face, like one of my friends who is trying to find himself which I support but his parents not so much. Not only does she drop you in the mind of an unknowing girl but you also get the vision of the other girls the ones who are open about their relationships with other girls and how they view being Bisexual even though Suzette begs to differ.

For the characters I feel like Suzette is the only person we really get to dive deep into, she is really the only one we get to hear the thoughts of unless they are voiced aloud, the other characters are seen through her eyes and we only get to see how she perceives them to act. Lion is a character that is trying to evolve into something more I just do not think I have made it that far yet.

The plot so far is pretty unknown, unless it is about Suzette finding her sexuality and Lion conquering his mental illness, other than that I am not sure what the plot could be but I think I am getting close to scratching the surface because I am 200 pages in and I feel like I should have some sort of a idea by now right?

 

Final Thoughts

So the plot to this story is not some grand event with rainbow and butterflies popping out everywhere and you just grab the book and hug it to your chest with delightment because you have finished this book and the message it gave you just touches your soul. NOPE, you are wrong my friend the plot is nothing but Suz helping Lion get his life together which really is not that screwed up, I understand his mental illness and his struggle with not wanting to take his meds because of the way they make him feel but you do not just give up taking them, you just have to find what is right for you medicine is not pinpointed down to every person it is based on the problem and the average of how people react to it. Then you also have Suz how is going from being Gay to Straight to Bisexual, which I was hoping this book would focus more on that, people have said this book is about finding yourself when you’re stuck in between your past self and your future self but I feel like we just scraped the surface and was like good enough and moved on.

Maybe for those of you who are struggling with your Sexuality and trying to find your true self you might be able to relate and find this book to be the love of your life, but I still feel like there are way better books out there about finding yourself. I can honestly say if you asked me what this book was about I would say 20% is about Suz freaking out over Lion 70% is about Suz life as a teenager and how she acts around her family and friends and 10% is about her struggle with her Sexuality and finding herself. Which (I won’t spoil it) in the end was a big what just happened here type of moment, where you the reader are left to think up the ending of the book how you think things will turn out for young Suz and Lion.

I understand cliffhangers and even though I hate them they have a purpose but this book is it just a single book with no second coming out (that I know of) so WHY!

The characters are some that I don’t care about I see Suz point of view and it seems to me she can be a little possessive and a freaks out way too much when it comes to Lion, even if he is her brother and he was off his meds. Emil I felt so sorry for him being dragged into this and just there through it all. Rafaela to me is a total stuck up girl who wants to start some drama, I mean she is the reason why that guy even showed up in the first place.

All and all I won’t read this book again I will probably give it to my Bisexual friend and see about their take on the book to see if i’m just being heartless because I don’t understand the struggle but I say pass, if you want a book about finding your true self look somewhere else.