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Hello, Future Me

4.94  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A heart-expanding story of hope, friendship, and the power that comes with realizing that magic, like family, doesn't always look the way you expect it to.
Eleven-year-old June is a problem-solver. Some people might call her a busybody, but that's okay. Just look at all the couples she helped find love! (Grateful newlyweds Marlene and Big Vic have even promised June free
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2020 by Scholastic Inc.
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Samantha Clark
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book! The characters are so wonderful, so hugable. Protagonist June is strong-willed, fun and smart, and her past and future Junes, who she speaks to on a magic laptop, give us a fantastic look at how people change and grow. I loved their interactions with each other.

June's best friend Calvin and her parents are equally lovely, drawn so real that I feel like I could go to Tanglewood and meet them.

The story looks at divorce, friendship and the trials of change. But perhaps the most
Cynthia Reeg
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For small town girl, June, turning twelve turns into a disaster with manic magic, flying gnomes, enchanted laptops, bigfoot fanaticism, and parents gone haywire. In an effort to restore her parents to the way they were before the divorce began, ever-organized June concocts a magic plan. But things quickly go from bad to worse as she relies on advice from her past and future selves. Ultimately, June discovers that change doesnt necessarily mean total misfortune. In this witty and wonderfully ...more
S.A. Larsen
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brave, heart-warming journey of one girls hopes and fears as her family changes, the assurance of love, and of course . . . sparkly magic! Ventrella explores the reality of divorce with a delicate balance of truth and wavering emotions. June wants nothing more than to keep her parents marriage together. And when shes given a magical computer, where she can connect with her past and future selves, she thinks shes found a way. Honest and raw, this tale carries readers through all stages of Junes ...more
Jonathan Rosen
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm in the middle of this book and absolutely loving it! Quirky main character, fun story, and emotionally moving. Can't wait to read the rest and highly recommend!
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hello, Future Me was a fun, enjoyable read that I completed in one sitting. Recommended!
Kristin Crouch
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author for sharing a copy of Hello, Future Me with Collabookation.
June is eagerly awaiting her mom's return from a five week artist's retreat when she learns that her world is falling apart: her parents are going to be getting divorced. June knows this is a big mistake, that if they'd just remember how and why they fell in love in the first place, all this talk of divorce will go away. So when she's given the opportunity to meddle in some magic to bring things back to the way
Victoria Piontek
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Kim Ventrellas middle grade novel, Hello, Future Me. In this charming book, twelve-year-old June struggles to accept her parents upcoming divorce. Told with heart and humor, this story deftly tackles the ups and downs of a fractured family finding their new normal. Ventrella doesnt shy away from the hard stuff but addresses complicated issues with a light hand, spot-on middle grade humor, a dash of magic, and an endearing cast of characters making Hello, Future Me a ...more
Maria Vallejo
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im so thankful for this book! It has been the first physical book Ive been able to read and focus on in awhile breaking my anxiety-induced reading slump. Its the perfect blend of real-life (dealing with divorcing parents as a twelve year isnt fun) and magic. And oh! How delightfully whimsical the magic is! Also...I, um, cried at the end...but in a good way. It filled my heart with all the feels and important life reminders. It moved quickly and read easily, making it completely accessible to ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are so many readers who desperately need this book. I loved it! June jumps off the pages of this book and my heart aches for her when her world is rocked. Desperate to solve things she turns to magic, which has strange and uncomfortable consequences. The theme of the book is a message so many need to hear: Sometimes life sucks and you will make it through. Highly recommend for those fantasy readers who like a little bit of spooky and strange too. Well done!
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Absolutely loved Kim Ventrellas upcoming MG, Hello, Future Me. The story brings readers into the mindset of 12 year old June as she grapples with her parents pending divorce and a bit of magic that goes awry. Be on the lookout for it this August! ...more
Lisa Schmid
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Turning twelve is supposed to be fun, but for June, the party is over when she learns her parents are getting a divorce. Crushed, she is determined to make things right. With the help of a magical computer, June enlists the aid of her past and future selves to help get her parents back together.

Magical mischief and mayhem soon follow. But sometimes even magic can't fix what's broken, and June learns to accept change with an open heart.

Kim Ventrella weaves a well-crafted tale that is engaging
Gaye Sanders
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an ARC of this. I loved it! It has such a fun, fresh voice and kept me guessing the entire time. My favorite Kim Ventrella book so far!
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KIM VENTRELLA is the author of the middle grade novels HELLO, FUTURE ME (2020), SKELETON TREE (2017) and BONE HOLLOW (2019, Scholastic Press), and she is a contributor to the upcoming NEW SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK anthology (2020, HarperCollins). Her works explore difficult topics with big doses of humor, whimsy and hope. Kim has held a variety of interesting jobs, including childrens ...more

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