The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June
A fun, cute, adorable with a healthy dose of paranormal story about three sisters, April, May and June who for some reason (and don’t expect for any explanation because there isn’t any) have these supernatural abilities which they decide to utilize only for self-serving purposes because they didn’t want to meddle with the world. Lol.
Each girl has her own POV and you get to see their individualities in their own narratives. I think Ms. Robin Benway did a topnotch job on depicting the c ...more
I felt as if I was watching this heart-warming family movie throughout the while I was reading The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June.
The book revolves around three sisters who discover they have super powers which (and I liked this thing about the story) did not use their powers to become superman and save the world, not that I'm against that kind of notion, but sometimes one could use extraordinary abilities for self improvement as well, like April, May and June, wh ...more
April, May, and June are sisters. Yes, they know that their names are totally cliché and ridiculous so you don’t need to point it out to them. After dealing with their parents divorce, they find themselves living in a new house in a place where they don’t know anyone. One day they wake up and strange things start happening to them. It soon becomes clear that they have ‘superpowers’ or some kind of weird ability. April the olde...more
Benway is a strong writer with a sharp wit and good technical skill. ...more
All these powers are discovered (or rediscovered?) on the first day of school. So to say that it starts when their old life “ends” and new life begins is both convenie ...more
Street corner tbr challenge
August pick #1 per Flannery
Spoilers mixed about:
Meet April, the oldest sister. She's overprotective, bossy and in charge. She has recently started to have visions of the future. They are freaking her out and now her sisters reveal their "powers" as well?!?!? April is in a constant state of freaking out. She is tightly wound.
May is the middle sister. She has middle child syndrome to the max. Since the divorce of her parents (recently), May has been seclusive. Dissapoin ...more
If like me, you are just an adult curious to see what the book was about (or persuaded by your fourteen year-old sister that it's "the best book I've read all summer, and "TOTALLY worth it") you will be entertained, at most, but honestly not fascinated.
The book isn't horrible, it's actually pretty funny and engaging and I laughed out loud a couple of times.
The plot, however, and the characters are created for a YA audience. I also felt ...more
April suddenly develops the power to see the future, May can make herself invisible, and June can read minds; but the girls generally come across as so vapid and oddly ...more
Diversity Rating: 0 – What Diversity?
Well, here I am. Years after buying all of Robin Benway’s books due to her outspoken support for Wendy Davis during the Texas filibuster of June 2013, I’ve read them all. And I’m honestly disappointed?I’d hoped someone so outspoken about women’s rights and feminism would have really awesome and feminist books, but The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and Ju ...more
It was so easy to just dive right into the characters lives and right away I got a feel for dynamics of the family. April, being the oldest, ...more
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June by Robin Benway was a cute, fun, light hearted read with sisters so different from one another that everyone should have no trouble finding one to relate to. From the author who wrote “Audrey Wait” – Benway has taken writing from a teen girl’s point of view to a new level with the addition of superpowers.
One of the great things about reading this book was the ...more
The strongest part of THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY, & JUNE is the witty dialogue that the sisters throw at one a ...more
Each character is crafted in a way that makes them jump right of the page from the start and became a part of you as you see their story unravel in front of you.
I really liked the fact that each stood on their own with their unique personalities. Since, I hate n ...more
April is the oldest so is of course the responsible one who seems to be such a stickler, has a tendency to be bossy, and feels responsible about everything. Her power is seeing the future. May is next and she is a loner, a hermit if she didn't have to go to scho ...more
I haven't heard many things about this book but when I read the summary, I thought to give it a try and I'm pleased I did. I really enjoyed this book, I laughed out loud many times over the banter between the three sisters. There was a mix between humor and serious issues, I think it's great for teen girls to read. These girls are who they are and they don't change for anyone.
The writing was really good and flowed nicely. The humor was tasteful and there was good m ...more
Now that I am done reading it, I can also say I LOVE THIS BOOK! The title "The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May & June" very accurately describes what the book is about, and much to my pleasant surprise the book is split up by chapter - one chapter written by ...more
3 sisters, extremely different, yet they share this one major secret. Reading how they grow to not only control themselves, but to love each other more, and to open up to those in their lives. It gave me good feelings.
I w ...more
The premise: Three sisters gain psychic superpowers and life and shenanigans ensue.
I do like the different povs and I think the voices are distinct.
Here's the main problem: April, May and June are 3 teenage sisters starting at a new high school and going through some heavy home life sh*t. They fight and bicker as teenage sisters do. AND IT"S PRETTY ANNOYING TO READ THA ...more
Robin Benway's writing is funny and honest, fresh and unique. Every sentence is witty and hilarious, all of her characters layered and dynamic. The story is always moving, hundreds of different stories all playing out at once.
She has a gift, much like the three sisters this book is about.
In Audrey, Wait!, Robin's first book, she burst on to th ...more
I don't have a biological sister, so I don't know how it feels to have one (I do have a very awesome sister-in-law, but that's for another post), so I often live vicariously with books with sisters. When I first heard of The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June by Robin Benway, I wanted to read it not only because I really enjoyed her other novel, Audrey, Wait! , but because of the magic realism and the sisterhood angle. I figure it's a fun novel with all ...more
The premise was right up my alley, and though I didn't fall in love quite as hard as I'd lead myself to believe, I still found plenty of things to enjoy about the story.
I have a sister my ...more
The book is written in the POV of all three sisters. Every chapter a different one, starting by the older to the youngest (Apri ...more
I read this book because I was in the mood for a lighter novel that I could get through pretty fast. Originally I had put this book in my to-read after having read Robin Benway's Audrey, Wait! which, while nothing super original or groundbreaking, was a book that had me laughing out loud, and really rooting for all the characters involved. I was in the mood for something exactly like that, and that's how I came to read The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June.
This isn't a bad ...more