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June Bug
by Chris Fabry
Order:  USA  Can
Tyndale, 2009 (2009)
* * *   Reviewed by Jessica Weaver

Accustomed to living out of an RV and camping out in Wal-Mart parking lots, June Johnson is just a little surprised to find her face on a missing child poster. All of a sudden confronted with the reality that she is likely not June Bug, but Natalie Anne Edwards - that her birthday is not April 9, and maybe her dad is not her dad - June tries to unearth the truth in this coming-of-age meets mystery novel in the form of inspirational fiction.

June Bug is the kind of book you can't put down. With narration coming from June's first-person perspective and a third-person omniscient narrator, the stories are pieced together little by little. A grandmother still searching for her long-lost grandchild - or at least some closure. A police officer pursuing the truth. A man with a past and a child he loves. A single woman in need of a family.

Fabry pushes the story forward with both elegant descriptions and June's childish jabber. His tale is intriguing, wonderful, and delicious to read. I enjoyed that the storyline was unusual and imaginative, not at all formulaic as it could have been. Be prepared to be wrapped up in June's life as soon as you pick up the paperback. If I could give this one a higher rating, I would!

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