Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June by Robin Benway (NY: Razorbill, 2010).

This novel marks another great effort from Robin Benway, whose Audrey, Wait! displayed a fine ear for teen snark. The eponymous April, May, and June are three sisters, stressed from their parents recent divorce, a move to a new house, and the start of a new school year at a new school with no friends. April is the eldest, the smart, responsible sister who tries to keep her wits about her even as she starts seeing red...an aura of visions of the future. May, the sarcastic middle sister, wants to disappear...and then finds out that she can, literally. June, the youngest, wants to be popular as she starts high school in a new place and gleefully uses her new mindreading powers to climb the social ladder. Despite their extraordinary powers, the girls face ordinary teen problems in this coming of age trifecta. Laughs and mishaps ultimately show them how much they need each other.

Super read for teens, ages 13 & up. Sexual situations, language, alcohol.

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