April 21, 2019

#BookReview for No Place Like Here by Christina June


Synopsis: Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.

The cherry on top? Ashlyn’s father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn’t even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed “indoor girl,” not even Ash’s habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes—inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere—can help her cope.

With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad’s marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.

This title will be released on May 21, 2019.

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About the Author:  
Christina June writes award-winning young adult contemporary fiction when she's not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor.  She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they're meant to become - whether it's her students or her characters.  Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal - the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland.  She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟
My Review: Although this is set as young adult. I think it would have been better slated for middle grade readers.  The characters are pretty good and the story is kind of slow.  I liked the dynamics friendship and learning to deal with situations out of your control.  I just really think that this one needed a little more for for it to be for the real ages its set for.


  Out of the books that I've read from this author I am sad to say this was my least favorite.  


"You won't be able to put this book down. This heartfelt read totally sucked me in.  A (Prince) Charming read." - Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan
"Honest, fun,and entirely compelling, this is a story about how being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to a whole lot of right. Tatum is a character you'll relate to, cheer for, and want to befriend." - Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts


"
Tatum's complex and realistic relationships with her friends, family and the potential love interest will have you savoring every chapter while heavily anticipating the next. It Started With Goodbye is an adorable and clever contemporary that will enthrall you with its fairytale-esque charm." - Ami Allen-Vath, author of Liars and Losers Like Us


"
I loved this fun, contemporary take on the Cinderella tale that explores what it takes to be yourself while finding your place in life, love,and your family. June's characters are vividly drawn, complex people that you'll want to root for, and Tatum's story will strike a chord for anyone who's felt like they were misunderstood." - Lisa Maxwell, author of Unhooked, Sweet Unrest and Gathering Deep
"A sweet and satisfying portrait of family, friendship, and discovering your own path. Tatum's journey from fear and disappointment to honesty and freedom to be herself is one that will resonate with many readers." - Ashley Herring Blake, author of Suffer Love

"A fresh, charming debut, brimming with friendship, family, and love." - Marci Lyn Curtis, author of The One Thing









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