Waiting for June
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Waiting for June

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Sophie has dreams. A college-bound honors student, she has aspirations to be a poet. But an unplanned pregnancy changes everything.
Published September 1st 2006 by Skyscape (first published October 1st 2003)
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Sophie is a high school senior, trying to save up enough money for her college education and get through her final year so she can work toward her goal of becoming a poet. She also happens to be pregnant. This does not make her life easy, as she is constantly harassed in school, gets in bitter fights constantly with her mother (who refuses to share the identity of Sophie's own father), and tries to avoid everyone's questions and suspicions of who has fathered her child. Yet Sophie deeply loves h...more
Kerry Cerra
A story filled with magical realism, pregnancy, and determination, Waiting for June is a fabulous read. Sophie has never felt comfortable in high school. When she learns that she is pregnant during her senior year and begins having strange dreams, Sophie is convinced the baby is sending her messages. Struggling to deal with the death threats she’s suddenly receiving and trying to find her way in the world, you will find yourself cheering for Sophie as she untangles the web of dreams and threaten...more
“Waiting for June” is a very gratifying book. Sophie, a high school senior, is pregnant and is going to have a baby girl. She has strange dreams about whales and someone is sending threatning notes to her to kill her and her baby.She has a really good friend who is always there for her and who cares for her a lot. I would recommend this book to anyone. My favorite character is her best friend Joshua because he is always there for Sophie and he is a loyal friend. All of the mysterys and secrets i...more
Anne Slater
This isn't an earth-shattering story, but a mind-nudging one.
High-achieving, college-aspiring daughter of a single mother, Sophie's plans are knocked off balance by her pregnancy. Her mother's world is shaken, too, but her daughter's unwillingness to name the baby's father does not make her willing to reveal Sophie's father's identity to her...

The important parts of this too-short novel are
friendships, how they are formed and grow
the importance of being true to one's self
the vagaries the teen ex...more
This was a very short book in comparison to what I am used to. Around 150 pages. But is was a beautiful story. Sophie is a pregnant teen in her third trimester who is trying to find out the secret of who her father is while at the same time keeping the secret of who her babies father is. It all comes full circle at the end and even though things seem a little weird throughout the book at times it comes together beautifully at the end.
This is the story of Sophie, a high school student with big dreams of going to college and becoming a writer, all while dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. The story takes place during Sophie's senior year. Sophie lives with her mom, who was a young single mother herself. There are a lot of questions throughout the story, all of which are answered by the end. Even though this was a short book, I really enjoyed it.
This was an interesting read that definitely went off in a direction I did not expect. The lore aspect caught me off guard and generally didn't sit well with me, despite being a lore reader. However, Sweeney did a great job bringing it all together in the end. Once I had read the entire story, all the "huh?" pieces fell into place and I was able to appreciate the entire package.
Gina Basham
I needed a break from some of the thriller and mystery novels and this was a great choice. Loved the characters, the plot and it was very well written. Sophie handles herself with a maturity that exceeds her age. It reminds us that our parents have their own life with their own secrets. The ending surprised and satisfied me. I would recommend this book.
This was book was about a young woman who gets pregnant an while she pregnant she deals with her stalker sending her evil letters. Also while she pregnant she learns deep secrets behind her family. She also dreams an pictures whales or sea creatures having her worry what he baby is thinking.
Khadijah Al-harthi
This was magical. I loved every word, vivid, and such beautiful character development.
Kirby Lamar
I couldn't put this book down because I wanted to find out who the father of the baby was and who the main characters father is. I also wanted to see who the person sending the threating notes was. The ending was good, didn't leave you hanging, but kept you thinking. Great book!
Waiting For June was a relaxing read. I enjoyed how the pregnancy and high school life was not glamorized. Too many times, high school pregnancies and home lives look fun. Sophie's story was more relatable. While the book was short and simple, I enjoyed and related to it.
Tria Keys
I loved this book. Even though it was kind of weird because the main character had crazy dreams about whales and stuff, it was still great. The ending was overpowering to me because you start to wonder who did what. And when that person was revealed, I screamed.
Can't say I was a fan. I really didn't believe the characters but I wanted to. Some of the story was OK the rest was simply eh...I am just glad it was short and I didn't have to force myself into reading more.
Jul 12, 2012 Vicki rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: teen
Sophie is pregnant, a senior & waiting for her baby in June. She has strange whale dreams, problems w/her mom & won't say who is the father. Josh & Acacia are her true supportive friends. - Good
Suzanne Forster
Easy read

it was a quick and easy read. I wanted to read to the end where I typically get bored quickly.
Tristin Willis
This book has a high school pregnancy and a little mystery. It moves pretty fast but wouuld make for a good Indie film.
An unusual and elegant examination of the teen pregnancy experience.
Tracie Chapple
A great book with a unique storyline - very enjoyable read.
This was a good book.
I really liked this story.
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Joyce Sweeney captured the attention of the YA book world when her novel Center Line was chosen as the winner of the first Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel in 1984. Since that auspicious beginning she has continued to publish appealing novels for teens on a variety of topics, among them friendships, family relationships, and self-discovery. Four of those novels have...more
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