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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

SEE FOR YOURSELF...

I loved this book! Don't hesitate...just read it. You won't regret it.

posted by 10223762 on January 27, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Jean Honeychurch is going to finish

Rating: 3




The Low Down: Jean Honeychurch is going to finish out her sophomore year in New York City, living with her aunt, uncle and three cousins. She’s leaving Hancock, Iowa, glad to be getting away from the small house, large family, shared bathroom and one boy. ...
Rating: 3




The Low Down: Jean Honeychurch is going to finish out her sophomore year in New York City, living with her aunt, uncle and three cousins. She’s leaving Hancock, Iowa, glad to be getting away from the small house, large family, shared bathroom and one boy. A boy that Jean liked, a lot, but stopped liking once he became too possessive. Not that it was 100% his fault...




Jean is known as Jinx in the family, because bad luck seems to follow her around. And it looks like it followed her to the Big Apple, too. She’s just arrived, and already bad things are happening. First, her aunt and uncle forget to pick her up at the airport. Second, the cousin that’s her age, Tory, has really changed (and not for the better, either). Third, Tory’s gorgeous next door neighbor, Zach, almost gets nailed and badly hurt by a bike messenger avoiding a car. An accident that Jean sees before it happens, so she pushes Zach out of harm's way.




The next day she in confronted by Tory (who goes by Torrance now, thank you very much). Tory knows something’s up with Jean, that Jean knew the accident was going to happen. She knows what Jean is, and she wants to be a part of it. But when Jean starts to sense that Tory isn’t interested in using this information for good, she knows that she is going to have to delve into something she has been trying hard to forget about - a legacy that she didn’t ask for.




Best Thang ‘Bout It: I just love Meg Cabot. You know what you’re getting when you read her books, though there’s always a little secret in there, too. There was a little more darkness in this one! There’s some messed-up bidness up in here.




I’m Cranky Because: When you’ve read as many book as I have, having the main character be oblivious to a potential love interest can be derivative; but if it is an otherwise good book, I try to read it with fresh eyes.




To Read or Not To Read: Yes. It is a quick, fun read with a little bit of a dark side.




Jinx by Meg Cabot was published July 31, 2007 by HarperTeen.

posted by InkandPage on January 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    This was a disappointing book

    This book was extremely predictable. At first, the main character, Jean, explains how her life has problems, just like a lot of other books I have read. Jean seems to attract bad luck everywhere she goes, collecting the nickname Jinx. Naturally, she runs away from her problems. She moves in with her aunt, hoping her bad luck was left in her hometown, along with someone who has been stalking her. Her cousin Tory used to be so open to Jean, but now she is involved with drugs, and is convinced she is a witch who can do black magic. The boy next door is obviously the boy she is going to fall for, but who do you think has already “claimed him” but Tory, the witch. The whole book is about how Tory gets mad at Jean for liking Zach. At the end of the book, Jean’s stalker comes and finds Jean because Tory asked him to come. I thought this was a boring ending, as was the book as a whole.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2007

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    everything was predictable and the characters didn't have a lot of depth to them. honestly, not nearly as bad as Pants on Fire though. honestly, what is happening to Meg Cabot? where did all of her creativity go?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    Can we say Predictable?

    This book seemed to follow the outline and format of other recent Meg Cabot books and I was disapointed. I was hoping that this supernatural book would have the same ring of greatness that her other supernatural books have (Mediator and 1-800-Missing- Suze and Jess and great charcters with great plots to back them up). The main character was plain and boring and apparently blind to the obvious. Besides the characters being predictbale they were also very sterotypical and written in somewhat unbelivable extremes.

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    Posted November 17, 2009

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