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Finding June (June #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  352 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
Standing up for what you believe in is hard for any teenager in the battleground known as high school. It's even harder in the world of Hollywood, which is where sixteen-year-old June Laurie dreams of being. Thanks to the constant training from her agent/grandmother and the support of her best friend Joseph, June is positive she's ready. But is an innocent little Mormon gi ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published December 20th 2012 by Sugar Coated Press (first published December 2nd 2012)
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Inspired Kathy
This was so cute! I love stories like this one. Finding June is teen LDS fiction that held plenty of adult crossover appeal. Those familiar with the LDS culture & terms could read this without complaint because it wasn't preachy. There was a nice mix of humor and romance and it's a really quick read. I recommend it to those who enjoy clean young adult romance.

Finding June is the first book in a series but it wrapped up without a cliffhanger. Yes I want to read the next one but I wasn't left
Mandi Slack
Dec 06, 2012 Mandi Slack marked it as to-read
I have to admit, I had a hard time putting this book down. June is a cute character with a LOT of personality. She quirky, spunky, and definitely a little confused. Thrown into a world of make-believe, tabloids, and stardom, she quickly learns things aren't exactly all she's dreamed it would be. She has some tough decisions to make, and at times she finds she's made all the wrong ones. Filled with humor and clean romance, I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a fun, quick read.
Jan 24, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-review
Can we take a moment to discuss the cover? It’s beautiful! I love the vintage and Hollywood feel to it and it definitely goes hand in hand with the premise of Finding June. What I really like about it, are the clothes worn by the cover models because it is something June and her friend Joseph would wear.

Imagine for a moment having the opportunity of a lifetime: working alongside Hollywood’s heartthrob, Lukas Leighton. For sixteen-year-old June Laurie, her dream of being an actress is about to co
Katie W
June Laurie is a 16 year old high school student, and occasional actress. She is also a Mormon, getting up super early to take a seminary class before her before zero hour school class starts. When she lands a recurring guest role on a popular crime scene drama, her life changes quite a bit--but not necessarily for the better. Her morals and values are tested quite a lot, as are her relationships with friends and family.

June is compared to Lillian Gish (silent film star from the 20s), so of cour
Zoe and the Edge
Jan 06, 2013 Zoe and the Edge rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, romance, squeaky-clean
I loved the cover and I liked this book. It has so few cookie-cutter stereotypes that are prolific in YA and even though Bliss and Joseph are LSD and very conservative, there are still a few hot kisses.

Bliss is an actor – exciting, huh? I got really caught up in her new job on a crime show. She also acts in school, and that was lots of fun too. Her best friend is Joseph. You gotta love a guy best friend, right? They do everything together and know everything about each other and its completely
Kathryn Cooper
Jan 02, 2013 Kathryn Cooper rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on Clean Teen Fiction

I finished this book on Christmas and didn't take any notes because I was enjoying it too much! It was a fast and fun read. It's LDS fiction which is the same as Christian fiction but with some specific Latter-Day Saint/Mormon vocabulary, for example- seminary. Seminary is a morning class (normally around 6am) that high school age kids can attend that discusses the scriptures. These kind of possibly unfamiliar terms were explained well enough for those of you not
Oct 17, 2013 Samantha rated it it was amazing
What if you got the opportunity to actually live out your dream and guest star on one of your favorite television shows? And, to make it even more crazy, the insanely good-looking star of the show seems to have the hots for you? This is basically what happens to June. Although her dream is to be an actor, she can't believe it when she actually gets the part. There are some hurdles she must cross - like, is the hot star really the best boyfriend material and, as a morman and a classy girl, can sh ...more
Apr 17, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing
This is book could be described as your classic, "girl meets popular boy, ignores best guy friend, learns lesson, finds real love with best friend" book. And it really could, because this is the bottom-line premise for the book. But there was so much more to it than the romance that made me love it.

For starters, the cast of this book was phenomenal! June was a sweet, snarky and talented girl that fit the lead role of this book perfectly. I loved her narrative voice, witty dialogue interactions,
OK wow. Just wow. I am really blown away by Ms. Camp because Finding June was even better than The Breakup Artist, and that was a great read. I don't think clean, humorous YA romance gets much better than this.
I adored practically all of the characters, with their different bits of personality. June left me speechless. It's not often you find a high school girl MC who is "normal" (as in not immune to being star struck) and yet is still able to maintain a sense of realism and not get carried away
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.5

This was so cute and it was a short read. I love stories like this one. This was a nice blend of humour and romance. I recommend it to those who enjoy young adult romance. This story is a coming of age story. I really enjoyed it.

I thought the story was genuine and authentic. That's what I like about books. Finding June is the first book in a series, but it was a nice story. The characters were unique, yet different. I wanted a bit more from them, but it was comical. Can't wa
Andrea Mev
Jul 17, 2013 Andrea Mev rated it it was amazing
Now that I finished this book, it's for so long one of my favorites ever, It was funny, romantic, innocent, and I love the last scene. I loved June find herself in her way and didn't "Go-all-for" Lukas, I'm in love with Joseph because even when he was the typical boy in love with his best friend, he was truly cool, and wasn't like "Why don't you love me?" he was more like "I understand and I'm letting you go" so... I loved this book and everyone who's looking for a cute and easy but amazing book ...more
Jared Crane
Feb 16, 2013 Jared Crane rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adorable. Not my typical genre when it comes to reading, but that didn't stop me from loving every single page of it. It was definitely a refreshing change from all the death in the dystopian genre which is where most of my reading background comes from. Loved the characters, loved the comic relief and can't wait for the next book in the series.
Feb 07, 2013 Gayle rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, read-in-2013
This was a cute story about an LDS girl who gets a role on a TV show and has to handle upholding some of her standards as well as dealing with a major Hollywood crush. (And she lives in Simi Valley -- fun!)
Dec 14, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Such a sweet story, I didn't want to put the book down. The characters are so fun, I didn't want it to end! I would recommend it to anyone.
Jolene Perry
Super sweet and fun and smart romance.
Jul 25, 2013 Jessie rated it it was amazing
June Laurie is a typical teenager who has acting ambitions. She also has a Grandmother as her agent who has not so typical connections. June lands an audition for the popular crime drama Forensic Faculty (I pictured something like CSI). The more she gets involved with the show, and he co-star, Lukas Leighton, the more she has to ask herself what's really important in her life.
The summary sounds a bit preachy, the book on the other hand, was not. June is Mormon, and she talks about her values as
Feb 20, 2013 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, buddies
I liked June. A little naive but weren't we all. I thought it was refreshing to see a young adult with moral standards that are not worldly standards. I enjoyed seeing a how a young person might explain the peculiars of the LDS lifestyle of young people to non-members....i.e. seminary, future missionary training, sabbath day, no coffee, etc. I never know how my own chidren should explain things to non-members.
But Junes is super cute and I really like her choices in the end, personally and profes
Apr 23, 2014 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
Sixteen-year-old June Laurie looks like the reincarnation of 1920s silent-film star Lillian Gish, which has gotten her a few small acting gigs, mostly parts in "artsy commercials". But then her big break comes: a recurring role in the hot TV crime drama Forensic Faculty starring none other than heartthrob Lukas Leighton. And June's been cast as his love interest!

As June juggles normal high school classes, church activities, and teenage life with her newfound fame, her best friend Joseph helps ke
Jan 07, 2013 Sandra rated it it was amazing
This up and coming author has imagination and truely captures the spirit of being a teen. The story is fun and will help teens face lifes challenges, pulling between dreams and morals.

I can't wait for Shannen Crane Camp to write the sequel novels so I can see what life has in store for June.
Mar 13, 2013 Mindy rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Absolutely darling. I loved June and Joseph. Gran was a favorite too. I loved all of her homemade remedies.
Dec 13, 2012 Kathy rated it it was amazing
A fun read! I've already started telling some of my high school students about this great teen story!
Feb 10, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Really fun read. Would have been 5 stars but the ending felt rushed.
The Bookworm
Feb 18, 2015 The Bookworm rated it really liked it
Shelves: finding-june
This book was amazing. This book is perfect if you are in a book hangover, you'll get attached to the characters but in a very good way and it's not very long so you can finish it quickly. Ryan and Benjamain reminded me in a way of Fred and Goerge from the Harry Potter series. The main character (June) is really someone who respects herself and her standards wicth can be hard to find in some books. The only downside to the book is that June is sometimes a bit dramatic witch does get a bit annoyi ...more
Jan 23, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
Cute! Loved the characters.
Jan 26, 2015 Bianca rated it really liked it
Firstly, I've been in a book stupor. I've started like 4 Books and read them halfway through, then I get bored. So thank you june for helping me. Okay this book was good. A real quick read too. June was Too naive and when she was with lukas I was like no, I don't want to read this. Fuck Lukas, he was a creep. Wasn't he twenty? Cuz Ryan. I was in love with him from the beginning. I kinda thought he likee June too. I was right. Yay. But if he was twenty, the same age as lukas, how was he to old? A ...more
Sep 30, 2014 Lauralee rated it it was ok
cute "coming of age" story. Teenage girls will like it I think. I found the story line quite improbable, i.e. "average highschool sophomore gets part in popular crime show on TV" Seriously???? She is also successful at convincing the cast/director/etc. to allow her to keep her moral standards and keep her job. Really????
May 14, 2015 Courtney rated it liked it
I liked the story, but the lead character being Mormon wasn't something I was used to and the author did a poor job of explaining Mormon culture and just dropped terms that would have confused any person that didn't grow up LDS. I really only want to read the other books because of Joseph.
Dec 30, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it
Cute, sweet book about a Mormon girl who stays true to her standards despite Hollywood trying to bring her down. What I liked best about this book is June's friendship with Joseph...I enjoyed the chapters with the two of them a lot! some of the middle chapters got a little repetitive for me: there were several chapters about the show's scenes and her acting. It's just a personal preference, but I most enjoy chapters about the relationship. This book gets 4 stars bc what it lacked for in relation ...more
Oct 05, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
Shelves: don-t-recommend
Plot holes galore, unrealistic characters, and it was rather cheesy, but some parts were enjoyable. This is why I have a hard time reading LDS authors writing about LDS people... the caliber of writing tends to be low.
Halida Hanun
jus, jus apa yang rasanya paling pahit? jus......t friend padahal maunya lebih.

premis ceritanya: jatuh cinta sama sahabat sendiri. paling suka bagian ending. how June struggle her love for Joseph.
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Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in Utah with their miniature schnauzer Hemingway. Sha ...more
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