Book Review~ Nick and June Were Here, #NetGalley, @RHCBEducators

Author: Shalanda Stanley7C74D69E-4E40-4026-934D-779D26102A1D

Genre: YA, Teens

Publisher: Random House Children’s

Pub Date: Feb 12, 2019

Pages: 304

Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥


Taken from Goodreads

Nick and June  were best friends for years, until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep for too long. Between managing her symptoms and her parents, June is trying to keep it together. Nick is a reluctant car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on his art when he can. But when June’s condition sends her to the hospital and Nick’s latest crime threatens to land him in prison, the two decide to run away. When the world is trying to tear them apart, can Nick and June find a way to stay together?

My Review:

My heart went out to Nick and June in this passionate story overflowing with young love. A love so intimate and powerful you’d think it could survive anything (I believed it when I was a teenager too!) Except Nick and June have so much going against them that it is absolutely reckless for them even to be together. As a parent, I was scared to death for them both as I tore through the pages.

I won’t give too much away as to where the story takes them but once I got into it, I had to know how it would end. WOW!

This story deals with heavy topics such as absent parents, criminal charges, mental health and running away from home. Despite how troubled they were, I just loved this young couple and was cheering for them!!

I received this advanced copy from NetGalley and Random House Children’s Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This book will be published February 12, 2019. I hope you will check it out!

Thank you so much NetGalley, Random House Children’s, and the author, Shalanda Stanley for this advanced copy!


Happy Reading!


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