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Monday, September 3, 2018

Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Tilly's biggest dream has always been to dance professionally, but when she misses every important audition because of a severe injury, she doesn't know if she can make it happen. There's one last chance for her to show the world how well she can dance, a prestigious summer dance program in New York. Tilly doesn't hesitate and packs her bags to explore the city. She hopes she'll secure her future as a dancer here, because she's just deferred her admission to Georgetown University. Tilly has lied to her family about her plans, so she can go to New York. Will this come back to bite her later?

While in New York Tilly gets to spend time with her beloved abuela. She also makes fast friends with her roommate, a fellow dancer. Tilly is willing to work hard to achieve her goals, but not everyone is happy with her progress. She's being sabotaged by one of the girls in her dance group. Can Tilly find a way to deal with this? After her accident Tilly was heartbroken and the guy she gave up because she couldn't handle what she was facing, is now in the city as well. Is there a chance Tilly can fix the mistakes she's made? Her stay in New York will definitely be eventful, but will it also bring happiness?

Everywhere You Want to Be is a beautiful story about hopes, dreams, family, friendship and love. Tilly is a strong and determined person. She has a sweet and caring nature. I liked how she enjoys sharing food and eating with others. She has to keep her body in top condition, but she doesn't forget the joy of eating something delicious. I liked that combination a lot. Tilly is on a professional and personal journey in New York and it was fun to see her grow up. She learns how to make difficult decisions, to solve conflicts and to be open about her feelings. Her abuela makes her smile and Tilly makes use of her wisdom to overcome obstacles and face challenges. The main characters are making this story, every single one of them is well described and fascinating and they all kept me glued to the pages.

Christina June has a wonderful engaging writing style. It was easy to completely lose myself in her story. Everywhere You Want to Be is set in New York and I loved how she perfectly captures the vibrancy of the city. The energy of Everywhere You Want to Be is exactly right and due to the amazing atmosphere the story comes to life in a fantastic way. Christina June has written a gorgeous book with many interesting twists and turns and heartwarming unconditional love. I really enjoyed reading this mesmerizing book.

Advice

If you love beautiful coming of age stories filled with love, friendship and wonderful family bonds you don't want to miss Everywhere You Want to Be.

About Christina June


Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters.

Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and daughter.

Links

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Giveaway

One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June.

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31 comments:

  1. This story sounds really good, thanks for the review & giveaway!

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  2. Everywhere You Want to Be sounds like a brilliant story of a young girl following her dreams, finding her place in the world and falling in love in the magical city that is New York.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful storyline with romance, love and family in the mix.

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  4. Sounds like a book for sitting in nice comfort and quiet to enjoy! Chocolate beside me as well as a coffee, of course!!

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  5. Great review, it sounds like my kind of book.Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. This book sounds really awesome! A good book and a box of chocolates...nothing better!

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  7. I love to read about strong family bonds! This book would be the best company in the afternoons accompanied with a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This book sounds exactly like my favorites--emotional, coming of age story, family and friendship too. Love the cover!!

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  9. This sounds good to me, I enjoy YA where there's a strong presence of family in the story and it seems like I'll find that in the relationship with the grandma.

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  10. This sounds like a fun read, and love the cover.

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  11. I like the tag line. Makes me curious.

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  12. Sounds interesting.Would like to read.Thank you for giveaway.

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  13. Sound heartwarming.

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  14. Sweet story about trying to become a dancer despite an injury. Tilly is determined to make her dream happen.

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  15. Sounds like a great read :)

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  16. Great review! I'm excited to read this story, especially after reading It Started With Goodbye.

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  17. Tilly sounds like a great character that I know I'll love.

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  18. I really love the cover of this book, I'd totally pick it up in a book store!

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  19. This book sounds great and I love the fact that it is in New York

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  20. I think my students would love this (and I would too!)

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  21. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

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  22. Thank you for the chance, your book sounds great!

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  23. Adoraria poder conhecer mais do trabalho de Christina June, ler este livro seria maravilhoso

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  24. The book sounds wonderful, and the cover is beautiful!

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  25. Christina, I love your book cover.

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  26. Sounds beautiful story that would motivate me in life. Thank you for review and giveaway.

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  27. New York; scarily big & bustling but so exciting at the same time ... I'm determined to get there one day!

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