The story here is pretty simple, and is about what it feels like to be a normal, awkward, angsty, embarrassed, romantic, confused, obnoxious teenager. Hemmings perfectly captures the awkward things that all teenagers did and thought many times in their lives. This book also managed to capture the feeling of a hormonal high school crush better than any book I have ever read. I cringed more than a few times along with the main character Lea over the spastic things she blurts out or thinks. I love that this book has crushes and cute boys, but is, at its heart, really about friendship, not romantic love. It's really quite refreshing in a YA, or adult, for the matter, book these days. This is a beautiful, meditative, and yes, fun, read that isn't overly serious, but is still insightful and smart.
Juniors will be released by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (Penguin) on September 22, 2015.
I received this book from First to Read in exchange for an honest review.