It’s tough being a teenage girl. It’s even harder when your mom is suddenly killed in mysterious, unsolved accident and then you’re uprooted and moved to someplace new. A barren, small, new place that offers little to occupy a mourning, depressed and frustrated heart.
“Watching July” tackles hard issues, sometimes dark issues, like peer pressure, a natural desire to fit in, first relationships and the loss of a beloved parent. It welcomes the conversations of gay parenting as July had two mothers– and now she only has one.
July thinks she might finally be on the right track when she meets the neighbor boy and makes a few new friends. He’s cute and they’re nice. Spoiler alert: Things are not always as they seem.
Soon July can no longer ignore the strange signs around her, warning her the past isn’t behind her just yet. Someone in this BC Interior town is watching July.
I would call this a gripping tale of youth, love and mystery.