Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway Review

The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & JuneThe Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June by Robin Benway

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three sisters, 13 months apart, move to a new city, attend a new school, brand new environment. The one constant is they have each other and their mom. Parents divorced four months ago, there was the "Tequila Incident" involving May and then the move. They are suddenly made aware of their weird abilities. April gets flashes of the future, May becomes invisible, and April can read minds.

The best part about this book is the dialog, both spoken and in their heads. It is HILARIOUS. Although they are sisters, Robin Benway created each character to be completely unique. She also infused humor into every page. Just made me laugh out loud.

There's a similarity to each character's power and their personality. April is the over-controlling sister who hovers over everybody trying to ward off danger. May is the withdrawer, tired of high school and wears black to disappear. June is the girl always seeking social acceptance and worried about what her peers think of her. Love interests develop, sexual tension is hilarious. Would make a fun Disney movie with a couple of edits. Mostly May's mouth.

Language - moderate
Sex - mild
Drug use - moderate drinking at parties
Overall message - Excellent.


KM said...

I saw Robin at a signing I went to for Jackson Pearce, but I didn't get to snag a copy of her book. It sounds so cute! :)

Tina said...

Cute review..:D Ive been wanting to read this, but its always sat on the back burner...I may have to move it up the list!!