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No Place Like Here By Christina June
Young Adult Contemporary
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 288 Pages
May 21st 2019 by Blink
From Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and Everywhere You Want to Be, comes No Place Like Here, a modern twist on Hansel and Gretel.
Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She's just spent a year at boarding school and can't wait to get home. But when Ashlyn's father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for "exhaustion," a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.
The cherry on top? Ashlyn's father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn't even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed "indoor girl," not even Ash's habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes--inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere--can help her cope.
With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad's marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.
Fans looking for stories with elements of drama, romance, friendship, and an unflinching look into navigating and improving even the most difficult parent-teen relationships need look no further.
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About the Author
Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter. She is the author of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE, and NO PLACE LIKE HERE.
Author Christina June has written a deep, powerful, and heart-wrenching story in her novel, No Place Like Here. This is the story of a teenager who is dealing with past mistakes and punishment for those mistakes as her family life falls apart. It’s about the rifts between parent and daughter due to past mistakes. But it’s also about the power of striving to do and become better, forgiveness, and of trying again to become a family unit. Teens and adults alike will be drawn to this tender and emotional story. This is one of those stories that gives readers all the feels. Readers will absolutely not want to put down this novel inspired by the tale of Hansel and Gretl.
Genre: young adult, contemporary, realistic fiction, retelling
Publication date: May 21, 2019
Number of pages: 272
A print review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Prism Book Tours and an e-copy of the book was provided by the author through NetGalley via JustRead Publicity Tours. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
1 winner will receive a print copy of NO PLACE LIKE HERE, a poster, and a book plate. US only. Ends June 5, 2019
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