Thank you Netgalley for this ARC for exchange for an honest book review. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Enjoy!
What a special treat to read this book. This book is truly beautiful, it reached a spot in my heart and I’m still trying to recover from this story. The Author Daven McQueen wrote this story with such passion and love that you fall in love with this story from the very beginning.
In the summer of 1955, a young boy named Ethan Harper is sent to a small town in Alabama to stay with his Aunt Clara and Uncle Robert. Ethan who is a biracial kid was raised by his white father who sent him down to Alabama to teach him a lesson for misbehaving in his home town. Ethan is not welcome in this small town because of his skin color.
While Ethan is working at his Uncle’s Malt shop he meets a young girl name Juniper Jones who instantly wants to be best friends. They spend the summer together doing fun activities around the small town and getting to know each other a bit better and having an understanding of each other.
This story will make you cry. I was not prepared for the ending and was shocked by it. I finished the book two days ago and I have yet to pick up another book, I can’t stop thinking about the story and how it was written so beautifully. Reading the story made me want a root beer float in my hand, also wanted me to go on a bike ride, and also wanted a best friend like Juniper Jones, truth is we all need a Juniper Jones in our lives.
This book is a perfect read for the summer and will leave you with your feelings once you finish the book. You get attached to the characters and the story. I was wondering what was going to happen in the end and I was not prepared for it.
The flow of the story was good where you feel like you are with the characters on their big summer journey. Just make sure you have your tissue box next to you, you will need it.
Ready for some Root Beer Floats?