(Book Review) When June Comes


When June ComesReviewed by: Peyton Lechner, a professional writing major at Taylor University

 


Introduction

Title: When June Comes

Author: Vernal Lind

Publisher: Köehlerbooks

Publication Date: June 1, 2014

Format: Paperback

Length: 274 Pages

OVERVIEW

During the 1969 school year, Virgil Martin and his fellow teachers deal with a difficult principal, student antics, a peer’s death, and a troubled teen, all while struggling with war and protests at the turn of the decade.
This Christian novel includes a cast of characters diverse in personalities and opinions. However, as individuals, the characters are limited in depth and development. Although the historical context adds dimension to the story, it often takes a backseat to the daily lives and difficulties of the teachers. Vernal Lind’s experience with teaching and historical research helps to make the small town atmosphere and high school problems realistic, but not necessarily engaging.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5)

3 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

Adults especially current and previous teachers, who might find the characters and their struggles relatable.

Christian Impact

This Christian novel includes a cast of characters diverse in personalities and opinions. However, as individuals, the characters are limited in depth and development.


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