June Bug by Chris Fabry
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 23, 2009)
June Bug believed everything her daddy told her. That is, until she walked into Wal-Mart and saw her face on a list of missing children. The discovery begins a quest for the truth about her father, the mother he rarely speaks about, and ultimately herself. A modern interpretation of Les Miserables, the story follows a dilapidated RV rambling cross-country with June Bug and her father, a man running from a haunted past. Forces beyond their control draw them back to Dogwood, West Virginia, down a winding path that will change their lives forever.
I had never read a book by Chris Fabry before, but this book was on my “to read” list from the second I read the blurb. The thought of a child seeing her picture on a “Missing” board in Wal-Mart messed with my mind.
More times than not when I want to read a book really bad but don’t get to it for a while, I’m let down. I guess I build it up to much in my head. I expect it to be amazing and most times they fall short of that.
This wasn’t one of those books. It was everything I was wanting it to be and then some. June Bug and her father were amazing characters and I loved them from the first few pages. There were a few things that happened in the book that made it so different than anything I’ve ever read before and I didn’t want to put it down. In fact, I stayed up until 4 in the morning the first night and then still didn’t want to stop reading.
I was happy enough with the way the book ended, but just wish I was given more info on one specific thing that I keep thinking about. Other than that, this book was fantastic. It’s high on my list of all time favorites, and Chris Fabry is now one of my favorite authors.