Kid’s Book Review: Six More Months of June

Kid’s Book Review: Six More Months of June

About the Book and Author

The exhilarating highs and messy lows that encapsulate the end of high school come together in this immersive YA romance debut. With only one month of high school left, will Mina and Caplan risk their friendship for love, or stay just friends..?

 

Daisy Garrison is an actor and playwright living in New York City. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2020, where she majored in theatre and creative writing. She loves her siblings, her dogs, re-reading YA fantasy, and listening to music by artists like Taylor Swift and Annie Blackman. Today, she lives in Brooklyn with her friends, and in her free time she enjoys seeing plays, knitting the same scarf for over a year, and ghost-writing risky texts. Six More Months of June is her first novel.

Book Review

I felt that the character of Mina is very relatable as I am sure that many people have also experienced “cliques” at school

Six More Months of June by Daisy Garrison is a very relaxed holiday read as it has a smooth pace that makes it easy to pick up from wherever you left off.

I liked how the chapters take turns to be written from the perspective of the two main characters, Mina and Caplan. It helps to understand how both of them experience the same scene differently. On the other hand, I wish that the book occasionally also showed the perspectives from the side characters to better understand them and their actions.

I felt that the character of Mina is very relatable as I am sure that many people have also experienced “cliques” at school. She also puts out a strong message that even if, like her, you’re too afraid to put yourself out there, you should do what makes you happy no matter what people might think of you.

The book touches on what it’s like growing up after a parent’s death and it made me have a lot of sympathy towards Mina as I understood the struggles that she and her mum were going through.

I would say that this book is suited for independent readers aged 14 and above reading by themselves rather than with somebody else. I would be interested in finding out what happens next as the characters of Mina and Caplan transition into adulthood and I will keep an eye out in case there is a follow-up to this story.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Iona
  • Age: 14 years
  • Likes: reading, playing tennis and Zelda video games
  • Dislikes: aubergines and getting up too early
  • Favourite Book: the Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Favourite Film: His Dark Materials
  • Favourite Song: One by Ed Sheeran