Monday, November 14, 2011

Teen Book Scene: Saving June's Jake This or That List

Introducing author of Saving June, Hannah Harrington...

Hannah Harrington resides in Michigan with one dog and too many cats. When she isn't busy writing like a crazy person, she enjoys arguing about politics, watching documentaries, playing guitar (very badly) and speaking about herself in the third person.

Onto the Jake's This or That List...

Fiction or Non-fiction?

Musical biographies are his favorite books.

Mystery or Horror?

Jake will never admit it, but he’s kind of a baby about horror movies. He loves watching true life crime shows, though!

James Patterson or Neil Gaiman?

Jake stole Good Omens from his brother one day when he was bored and ended up loving it.

Sweet or Sour candy?

Sour Patch Kids are Jake’s favorite!

Mac-n-cheese or Pasta?

Mac-n-cheese, because it’s a holdover from his childhood when he made it for himself all the time.

Comics or Manga?

I don’t think Jake is big into either but I bet he went through an X-Men loving phase in middle school.

Music or Movies?

Music, no question! Music > life for Jake.

Concert or Sports game?

Since he’s obsessed with music, it has to be concerts.

Texting or Calling?

Jake prefers calling to texting; he thinks texts are too impersonal. And he’s not the greatest with technology.

Hot summers or Cold winters?

Cold winters give him more reason to wear his leather jacket all the time!

Big city or Small town?

I think Jake would be happiest in a big city, where there all more people and things to do.

‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’

Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.

When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.

Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.

Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.
Thanks to Hannah and Teen Book Scene!