Junebug

Junebug Reeve McLain Jr Junebug has a big dream that keeps him going He dreams that someday he and his younger sister and mother will move from the awful housing project where drugs gangs and guns are part

  • Title: Junebug
  • Author: Alice Mead
  • ISBN: 9780440412458
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reeve McLain, Jr Junebug has a big dream that keeps him going He dreams that someday he and his younger sister and mother will move from the awful housing project where drugs, gangs, and guns are part of everyday life Junebug s 10th birthday is coming up, and he knows the gangs and drug dealers will be after him to join them But he has a big birthday plan to keep hisReeve McLain, Jr Junebug has a big dream that keeps him going He dreams that someday he and his younger sister and mother will move from the awful housing project where drugs, gangs, and guns are part of everyday life Junebug s 10th birthday is coming up, and he knows the gangs and drug dealers will be after him to join them But he has a big birthday plan to keep his hope alive HC Straus Giroux Digest

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    2 thoughts on “Junebug

    1. ALICE MEAD has written several books about children in war ravaged societies, including Girl of Kosovo, an NCSS CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies She lives in Maine.

    2. I thought that this book was a good book to read. It teaches you to always stay strong even through hard times and bad influencesot: Junebug is a young boy of the age of 9. He has a dream to collect mini bottles. Although he has a hard childhood, he tries his hardest to make the best of things even in the situations that he is in. From gang affiliation, to hard family matters, Junebug doesn’t give up on his dream. characterization: Junebug is a young boy who is trying to fulfill his dream of c [...]

    3. Personal reaction: I thought Junebug was kind of heartbreaking because of what Junebug had to deal with growing up in the projects. I also thought it was heartwarming the way he decided to be strong and overcome obstacles to finally get his wish of learning more about boats.Purpose: I think this book would be especially good for individual reading of kids in the 3rd to 5th grade range because it shows how a young boy fights against the odds and doesn't end up a victim of the projects like most o [...]

    4. This is a somber but heartwarming story of 9-year old Reeve McClain, whose friends and family call him Junebug. It is just before his 10th birthday and Junebug is busy filling empty glass bottles with his birthday wish, which is to sail on a boat, as he hopes one day to be a sea captain. He’s also struggling with surviving in the projects of New Haven, Connecticut, where daily life is rough. He is helping his little sister Tasha learn to read, watches her after school when their aunt finds bet [...]

    5. Surprised the ratings for this book aren't higher. Absolutely loved this story and I know my students will too.

    6. This is another YA book that was recommended to me so I picked it up. I enjoyed it. Junebug is a tad younger in this book (10 years old) , and I point that out because I thought a slightly older kid might get more out of it and I wasn't sure a twelve or thirteen year old kid would read about a 10 year old. But I thought it just seemed a bit beyond a 10 year old in interest and in the style. But I could be wrong here, and not a good judge of that. However, I really thought this book had merit and [...]

    7. The premise of the book was what first encouraged me to read it. Junebug is a role model for strength in the face of adversity. There could have been more substance to it but I’m also aware of the audience the author is trying to capture. A good quick read in between novels.

    8. This was a re-read from my childhood. I couldn't get rid of it when i was weeding last year because I remember loving it. It was worth taking the time to read again, just wish I thought my kids would like it.

    9. Living in the housing projects in New Haven, Connecticut, about-to-be-ten-year-old Junebug is trying desperately to avoid be initiated by gangs. His mother works hard to support him and his little sister and depends on Aunt Jolita to care for the kids when she isn't home. But, Jolita is falling in with some questionable characters herself and often leaves the kids to fend for themselves. When Junebug's mom confronts Jolita, disaster strikes leaving the little family no choice but to move out of [...]

    10. Junebug by Alice Mead is about the boy was do the game and he was happy. They was play with his brother. I recommendation my sister and brother because they fight a lot. Need to learn how to be nice. My sister and brother can be nice.

    11. Format/Length: Chapter Book; 102 pagesAward(s)/Distinction(s):Black Eyed Susan Award (Maryland)Bluebonnet Award (Texas)Theme(s): Dreams, Values, Family, Inner Struggles, Negative InfluencesReview:Surrounded by ugliness and negativity- gangs, drugs, and violence, Junebug is full of positivity and high hopes. He dreams of one day moving out of the projects with his mother and sister Tasha and sailing the waters. Junebug helps watch over his little sister because his aunt Jolita is too busy hanging [...]

    12. I don't know how I haven't read this before. It was brilliant. Not only is this an extremely well-written book, it is so relatable to students who are going through a similar situation. Junebug is a 9 year old boy, anticipating his 10th birthday. He lives in the projects in New Haven with his mother, little sisters, and, more recently, Aunt Jolita, who would rather hang out with her friends than watch her niece and nephew when they get home from school. Junebug has a plan for getting out of the [...]

    13. Summary: Junebug, whose real name is Reeve McLain, Jr. wants nothing more than his family to be able to get out of the housing projects in Connecticut. He is constantly surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence and knows that when his tenth birthday arrives, they will be looking to recruit him. He has a plan for his birthday which helps to keep hope for his life afterwards.Review: 'Junebug' is such a real-life story as told from a fictional point of view. This is an important topic that is so over [...]

    14. It about a boy Junebug who as a dream that his young sister and mom leave his awful home. So humbug write to whom and they can help and find. Junebug live in a place were there drug gangs and other. Junebug has alot of thing plan for his birthday. So Junebug picks up his and see if she got a sticker and she did because she can read. So one day ms robert come and teach her how to read. So Junebug tell there mom and she was happy and told Junebug to tell ms Robert thank you for helping my little g [...]

    15. Junebug is about a young boy, Junebug, who lives in the projects. Every boy at the age of ten in the projects is forced to join a gang for “survival”. Junebug does not want to join a gang, he wants to move away with his mother and sister to have a better life away from the gangs and violence. Junebug refuses to give up on his dream for a better life. This book is good addition to the text set because Junebug is being forced to be “a man” and join a gang. He knows that isn’t right and w [...]

    16. A cute story about a boy with big dreams!From back cover:"Reeve McLain, r - Junebug - has a big dream that keeps him going. Junebug dreams that someday he and his younger sister and mother will move from the awful housing project where drugs, gangs, and guns are part of everyday life. Junebug's tenth birthday is coming up, and he knows the gangs and drug dealers will be after him to join them. But Junebug has a big birthday plan to keep his hope alive. He's going to launch his collection of glas [...]

    17. Junebug by Alice Mead.Junebug is a boy who has bottles he writes notes in those bottles and he goes to the ocean to make them drift away in to the sun set.My opinion on this this book is great this book is heart warming it intresting how the boy litterly bottle his feeling up.My favorite part of the book was when june bug wrote what he wanted for his birthday. Now this book a would reommened to someone who understants the book someone who knows whats happening I think this book is great go read [...]

    18. This was a really good book that I feel does a decent job of capturing the projects. It could be a YA pick based on theme, but it's clearly written at an elementary level with a 4th grader as the main character. This child is afraid of drug lords and gangster thugs that are part of his apartment complex, and seem inexcapable. I feel for him. I think it could have been longer, and I'd love to find out what happened to Junebug. Wanted to slap the aunt. The author does a pretty good job of characte [...]

    19. I generally liked this book overall. There are a lot of complexities in Junebugs life that are well reflected through Mead's writing. However, if you look at this book through a cultural lens, it was very stereotypical and in some ways over generalized "life in the projects". I think it's a great book for students to read particularly when you are trying to examine stereotypes and why people join gangs.

    20. It Is a good book When i saw the book cover and read the first paragraph I thought that the pictures of those bottles were about science and I thought that it was going to be about a boy who wanted to be a scientist and became one but, later on at the end of the story I figured out that it was NOT about science. For those of you who think its about Science IT IS NOT!!

    21. I think this book was sad and exciting. It was about a boy who collects bottles so that he can put notes in them about wanting to be a sailor. I think that whoever reads this comment should read June bug.

    22. I really like this story. Another quick read. It is about a young boy that lives in the projects surrounded by gangs, drug and violence. All he wants is for his family to be safe Will he find a way to keep them safe or will he give in to the life of a gangster? Read it to find out!

    23. Junebug is a kid with nothing going for him. He lives in a bad neighborhood, his family is poor, and he has a hopeless dream of becoming captain of a ship. He's a sympathetic character, however, I felt no need to feel sorry for Junebug because he felt sorry enough for himself.

    24. I wasn't a fan of this book. I didn't find the book gripping or interesting. I couldn't relate to it at all. It was about a black kid who was expected to join a gang when he turned 10. His Aunt was secretly a "bad guy" and she wasn't very nice. I did not like this book.

    25. I thought this book was amazing. IT's a good book for someone who likes to sit down and just read a good book because once you open the book you wont want to put it down.

    26. I thought this was a great book! I enjoy the example set by Junebug of rising above your individual situation, staying away from the mess of gangs, and dreaming big!

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