My Jasper June

My Jasper June

“This book is a treasure—a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page. I absolutely loved it.”—R. J. Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder

Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island, returns with another unforgettable story of the moments in which we find out who we are, and the life-altering friendships that show us what we can be.

The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels. . . lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago, when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah’s been adrift and alone.

Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There’s something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost.

Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find.

But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.

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    My Jasper June Reviews

  • Colby Sharp

    I LOVED this book. Check out my video review.

  • Moriah

    I won this book in a giveaway from Goodreads and was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. This is the first YA novel I have read in awhile so it was refreshing. It talks about things ...

  • Sami

    A summer story soaked in magic, My Jasper June is a beautiful exploration of friendship, loss, and family. Feeling neglected by her parents and lost in her own sadness, Leah finds an instant kindred s...

  • Hannah

    Snyder's summery offering is another middle grade winner. In MY JASPER JUNE, two girls with problems much bigger than them find that the bonds of friendship empower them and enrich their lives. Snyder...

  • Michelle Simpson

    I stayed up late reading this one because I could not put it down! Leah and her parents have struggled through the past year after he brother’s accidental death. Leah feels alone, with her friendshi...

  • Pernille Ripp

    There are good stories and then there are perfect stories, @laurelsnyder's new middle grade book is one that will sit in my heart for a long time and one that I hope others will find and love as well....

  • Cassie Thomas

    A feel-good, magical story about a family’s experience with grief and all of the emotions that loss can exhume. Leah is a young girl trying to find her way after experiencing a devastating loss that...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusIt's summer time, but Leah is bored. She's old enough that her parents let her stay home, but she isn't going to camp, her friends are gone, and she's just... bored. He...

  • Elise

    My Jasper June features the same gorgeous writing as Snyder's Orphan Island (which I love), but the plot is much slower and sadder. I was expecting more magical realism (there is none) and less grievi...

  • Emma

    Holds interest -family dynamics post death in family-children fending for themselves -community -friendship -trying to fill a broken cup-...