Here's the latest version (as of July 10):
Seventeen-year-old June Gerber has come a long way in the several years since her dad’s sudden death. But it all goes up in flames—figuratively and literally—when she accidentally sets her new school on fire and Mom drops the bomb about the real reason for their recent move: her Boy Toy of a year and a half. Without warning, June feels like she’s backpedaling to the worst time of her life.
To distract herself from Mom and The Boy Toy, June pours all her energy and enthusiasm into a mostly one-sided friendship with her drool-worthy Chemistry partner, Asher Alkoff. June's convinced they're meant to be friends, especially since Asher shares her pain of a losing a parent. But Asher has dark secrets of his own, shut, locked, and barricaded deep inside an emotional vault. When she realizes the height of his despair, June needs to help him—it’s a matter of life and death. What she isn't prepared for is having to face her own past, a history she thought she’d conquered. And even if she does manage to overcome her own hurdles, will it be enough to save Asher from himself?
JUNE BUG, my debut novel, is a 69,000 word Contemporary YA. It’s reminiscent of Emmy & Oliver in its theme of friendship, and of Me and Earl and The Dying Girl in its voice. Thank you kindly for your consideration.