Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway

imageI hugged my sisters and they fit against my sides like two jigsaw pieces that would never fit anywhere else. I couldn’t imagine ever letting them go again, like releasing them would be to surrender the best parts of myself.

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 book is adorable. It’s so… light, but not in the fluffy way. It was breezy, like summer mixed with magic and wonder. Robin Benway has captured the teen voice perfectly. I felt like I was listening to my friends telling me a story. The characters were all really humorous, which is always awesome in a YA novel.

One of the best things about The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June was that all three sisters had such unique voices. I rarely got the narrator mixed up- and when I did, I would just go back a few pages and reread. After awhile, it felt like I was connecting to the characters. I eventually found myself waiting on the edge of my seat, wanting to know more about their lives.

Robin Benway is an extremely talented writer who doesn’t disappoint. Her first novel Audrey, Wait remains one of my favorite books- and now so does The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June.

FTC- Bought.


Little Miss Becky : ) said...

I enjoyed this one, too! I definitely agree that all three voices were unique, and the way they interacted with each other was definitely entertaining!

Bookworm1858 said...

I really liked this book too-agree about the unique voices for each of the sisters. I hate when I get multiple narrators confused because they sound so similar.