A Million Junes by Emily Henry (A YA Book Review)
A Million Junes by Emily Henry
Last summer I read a decent-sized tome called The Love That Split the World. The book was magical and about parallel worlds, but grounded in reality. Magical realism, which opened a door for me I didn’t know that I needed to walk through. Emily’s second novel, A Million Junes, does not disappoint. As I write this review I can’t even think of adequate words to describe how this book made me feel. The writing is concise, the narration beautiful. The characters are believable and you root from the very beginning for their love story to win. There’s humor and magic, memories and the veil between this world and the next, “thin places.” But at its crux this book has a powerful message about letting go of past mistakes/expectations/misconceptions/insert your word here and embracing the present. Don’t let the past dictate your present or your future. Emily Henry has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I’m pretty sure she herself is magical. I hope she writes many more books that steal my heart.