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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cheeky take on the publishing industry and unwritten rules about who can write what: in June Hayward/Juniper Song, Kuang has created a despicable yet compelling character due to June’s perseverance after making a gigantic error in judgment. It’s hard not to sympathize with Junie despite disliking her actions and persistence in justifying those actions. The story is captivating, even though it mostly takes place inside June’s head in her apartment in Washington, D.C. I found it both funny, sad, and entertaining.