Friday, July 30, 2010
Review: The Extraordinary Secrets of April May and June
Release Date: August 3, 2010
Three sisters share a magical, unshakeable bond in this witty high-concept novel from the critically acclaimed author of Audrey, Wait! Around the time of their parents’ divorce, sisters April, May, and June recover special powers from childhood—powers that come in handy navigating the hell that is high school. Powers that help them cope with the hardest year of their lives. But could they have a greater purpose?
April, the oldest and a bit of a worrier, can see the future. Middle-child May can literally disappear. And baby June reads minds—everyone’s but her own. When April gets a vision of disaster, the girls come together to save the day and reconcile their strained family. They realize that no matter what happens, powers or no powers, they’ll always have each other.
Because there’s one thing stronger than magic: sisterhood.
This was such a cute novel that I really enjoyed! A tale about three sisters who discover that they have magical powers. What the book is really about, though, is the bond April, May and June have as sisters.
The three sisters couldn't be more different from each other. April is the studious, responsible one. One of her biggest responsibilities is watching out for her two younger sisters. May is just trying to get through her parents divorce. Turning to alcohol and invisibility (her power) to help her. And June. Little June. Being the youngest of the three is not always easy. She's just trying to fit in at her new high school. But she never fails with her perkiness and up beat personality.
Switching between points of view, you see their story play out along with the power of their sisterhood. It was a bit cheesy at times. Still, it was incredibly cute and an enjoyable read.