Nick and June Were Here
by Shalanda Stanley
Publication date of February 12th, 2019
by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Romance
Nick and June were best friends for years until their relationship suddenly turned into something more. Now, June is coping with a new diagnosis of schizophrenia, a secret she asked Nick to keep for too long. Between managing her symptoms and her parents, June is just trying to keep it together. Nick is a reluctant car thief, supporting his aunt with the money and focusing on his art whenever he can.
But when June’s condition sends her to the hospital and Nick’s latest crime threatens to land him in prison, the two decide to run away. When the world is trying to tear them apart, can Nick and June find a way to stay together?
About the author: Shalanda Stanley grew up in Louisiana and earned her BA in creative writing at Florida State University. She has an MEd in special education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Ph.D. from LSU in curriculum and instruction, with a focus in reading curriculum and research. She’s an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the School of Education. Follow her on Twitter and learn more at ShalandaStanley.com.
Nick and June Were Here is a contemporary young adult romance novel that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. An endearing story of two broken souls that are struggling to find a way to cope with things that they cannot control. This insightful and intriguing story about a teen who is suffering from schizophrenia and the loving message that you are more than your mental illness. Written from two points of view you will fall in love with Nick and June from the very beginning. The characters are relatable and realistic with interesting backstories that you slowly learn about through flashbacks. Nick and June Were Here is an emotional read that will have you crying one minute and laughing the next. A roller coaster ride of emotions as you read page after page of their tender and loving romance. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**