A Good Man is Hard to Find

June Star Character Analysis

Seven-year-old June Star (John Wesley’s sister) is loudmouthed and critical. When Red Sam’s wife teasingly asks her to come live with them, June Star says that she wouldn’t live in their home in a million years. As adorable as adults seem to find her, she treats them meanly and without respect.

June Star Quotes in A Good Man is Hard to Find

The A Good Man is Hard to Find quotes below are all either spoken by June Star or refer to June Star. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Farrar, Strauss and Giroux edition of A Good Man is Hard to Find published in 1971.
A Good Man is Hard to Find Quotes

“I wouldn’t take my children in any direction with a criminal like that aloose in it. I couldn’t answer to my conscience if I did.”

Related Characters: The Grandmother (speaker), Bailey, John Wesley, June Star
Page Number: 117
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“You all ought to take them somewhere else for a change so they would see different parts of the world and be broad. They never have been to East Tennessee.”

Related Characters: The Grandmother (speaker), Bailey, Bailey’s Wife (the Mother), John Wesley, June Star
Page Number: 117
Explanation and Analysis:

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“She wouldn’t stay home for a million bucks,” June Star said. “Afraid she’d miss something. She has to go everywhere we go.”

Related Characters: June Star (speaker), The Grandmother
Page Number: 118
Explanation and Analysis:

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“Ain’t she cute?” Red Sam’s wife said, leaning over the counter. “Would you like to come be my little girl?”
“No I certainly wouldn’t,” June Star said. “I wouldn’t live in a broken-down place like this for a million bucks!”

Related Characters: June Star (speaker), Red Sam’s Wife (speaker)
Page Number: 121
Explanation and Analysis:

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June Star Character Timeline in A Good Man is Hard to Find

The timeline below shows where the character June Star appears in A Good Man is Hard to Find. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...by herself if she doesn’t want to go to Florida. John Wesley and his sister June Star lie on the floor reading the funny papers. (full context)
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...leaves in the car, with the Grandmother sitting in the back with John Wesley and June Star . In the front sit Bailey, Bailey’s wife, and their baby. The grandmother records the... (full context)
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...grandchildren not to talk so negatively about their home state, but both John Wesley and June Star agree that both Georgia and Tennessee are “lousy.” The Grandmother says that in her day... (full context)
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...them to throw their trash out the window, though they want to. John Wesley and June Star begin to fight, and the Grandmother asks if telling them a story would stop their... (full context)
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...“E. A. T.” on it and ate it. John Wesley laughs at the story, but June Star is not amused: she says that she wouldn’t have married a man just because he... (full context)
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...a secret panel somewhere in the house with silver hidden behind it. John Wesley and June Star , excited by the idea of the hidden panel, say eagerly that they want to... (full context)
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June Star is disappointed that nobody has been killed. The Grandmother clutches her side, lying when she... (full context)
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...to collect and calm her children. “What are you telling US what to do for?” June Star demands. (full context)
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...and Hiram into the forest and “join your husband.” Bailey’s wife says, “Yes, thank you.” June Star says that she doesn’t want to hold Bobby Lee’s hand because “he reminds me of... (full context)