Publisher: Tyndale Fiction
About the book: For as long as she can remember, June Bug and her father have traveled the back roads of the country in their beat-up RV, spending many nights parked at Walmart. One day, as she walks past the greeter at the front of the store, her eyes are drawn to the pictures of missing children, where she is shocked to see herself.
This discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks of, and ultimately herself. But when her father’s past catches up with them, forces beyond his control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever. (from the back cover)
About the author: Chris Fabry is a native of West Virginia who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of nine children. Chris is the author of Dogwood and more than 50 novels for children and young adults.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading “June Bug”. I recall telling my friends and family when reading through this book that it would make a wonderful Lifetime or Hallmark channel movie and I still stand by that 100%.
This story is told through several characters point of views, of which I value in most books that I read. I like to know what everyone is thinking about what’s going on instead of just receiving that information from a single person. I have to mention that author Chris Fabry does a wonderful job in writing what a nine year girl would be thinking.
I don’t want this review to contain any spoilers because I want readers to enjoy the journey through this tale without. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters were real, the situations were believable, and I had no idea how this story would end! I hung by every word through June Bug’s adventure into finding out who she was. I honestly did not find out the truth till the very end. I had assumptions but you really don’t know through each twist and turn where this story will lead.
I highly recommend this wonderful book. As it’s a impacting read with a message of how God can turn bad situations into good for his purposes.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God -Romans 8:28