Find your next favorite audiobook

Become a member today and listen free for 30 days
My Jasper June

My Jasper June

Written by Laurel Snyder

Narrated by Imani Parks


My Jasper June

Written by Laurel Snyder

Narrated by Imani Parks

ratings:
4.5/5 (12 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9780062965264
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Description

Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island, returns with another unforgettable story of the moments in which we find out who we are, and the life-altering friendships that show us what we can be.

The school year is over, and it is summer in Atlanta. The sky is blue, the sun is blazing, and the days brim with possibility. But Leah feels...lost. She has been this way since one terrible afternoon a year ago, when everything changed. Since that day, her parents have become distant, her friends have fallen away, and Leah’s been adrift and alone.

Then she meets Jasper, a girl unlike anyone she has ever known. There’s something mysterious about Jasper, almost magical. And Jasper, Leah discovers, is also lost. Together, the two girls carve out a place for themselves, a hideaway in the overgrown spaces of Atlanta, away from their parents and their hardships, somewhere only they can find.

But as the days of this magical June start to draw to a close, and the darker realities of their lives intrude once more, Leah and Jasper have to decide how real their friendship is, and whether it can be enough to save them both.

Publisher:
Released:
Sep 3, 2019
ISBN:
9780062965264
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Laurel Snyder is the author of picture books and novels for children, including National Book Award nominee Orphan Island and the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner Charlie & Mouse. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she currently teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Atlanta with her family and can be found online at www.laurelsnyder.com.


Related to My Jasper June

Related Audiobooks


Reviews

What people think about My Jasper June

4.4
12 ratings / 2 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews

  • (3/5)
    Leah and her friends have drifted apart and she faces a lonely summer with not much to do. Then she meets a girl named Jasper, who is confident, mature, and sunny. Due to family dynamics, she lives on her own in an abandoned little house and swears Leah to secrecy about her living situation. Jasper brings a joy and light that Leah has long missed in her life but will she be able to keep Jasper’s homelessness a secret for long? Solid portrayal of a young teen grappling with grief. Dialogue and friendship with Jasper rang true as did the portrayal of a fresh new friendship cutting through Leah’s grief and helping her heal.
  • (4/5)
    Leah's family is dealing, unsuccessfully, with her younger brother's death at camp the previous summer. This summer the thirteen year old has nothing to do so she wanders her neighborhood and meets Jasper at a local farm. Jasper, also thirteen, is living on her own. Her mother is an alcoholic and the police moved her to her older sister's house. Unfortunately, she has an abusive husband and can't handle Jasper so she gave Jasper some money and told her to leave, which she did.Leah and Jasper become fast friends and it is the ever optimistic Jasper who changes Leah's family.My Jasper June is a heart warming book. You'll fall in love with both of these characters. Happy reading.