Junebug

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YOUNG ADULT

1960s & '70s

Cherie Doyen

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Thousands of children across the nation wake up each morning to face battles waged within their own homes and fall asleep each night clinging to the hopes of a better tomorrow. I've spent years putting my life into words. I am June, and this is my story.

Genre

Young Adult,

Short Summary

Junebug depicts a child who's life is built on the back of compounded traumas, sexual, physical and emotional. Through a child's eyes we gain a glimpse into her strength and courage to get up each morning and fight and the magical access the trauma has opened for her. Warriors are never victims!


June is reunited with the otherworldly beings, her amazing black panther, Tigua... that so many years ago gave her the courage to survive. She finds her way back to understand that the crazy the world has diagnosed her with is their limited understanding of the ingeniousness of a child's psyche.

Setting

Rural Missouri

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Philosophical Questions, Coming of Age, Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Incest, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: June

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Badass, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Beautiful, Heroic, Outspoken, Underdog, Aspiring, Aggressive, Honorable, Naive, Visionary, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: dad

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Crazy, Masculine, Narcissistic, Uneducated, Aggressive, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: mom

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Insecure, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: brother

Age: 7

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Masculine, Desperate, Insecure, Beautiful, Charming, Empathetic, Funny, Naive, Complex, Obedient

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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