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Posted May 18, 2013
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion.
I had a pre-conception that 'Lennon's Jinx' would be an escapist YA romance, easy to read and without any emotional connection. I was wrong! 'Lennon's Jinx' kept me up until 2am reading and once I had finished I was tempted to go back and start again.
When the reader meets Lennon he is gatecrashing Jinx's party. Chris Myers introduces Lennon as a jerk - with a heart. Although he clearly has a history with girls, the authour indicates that Lennon is texting a babysitter at home about his sister, suggesting that he is more responsible at home!
However it is not just Lennon who has secrets, as Jinx certainly intimates towards her own. This continues throughout the book, and when Jinx reveals the emotion is heightened by the chemistry shared between her and Lennon. Jinx is a beautiful character, and her growth in the novel is one of the reasons why I loved it so much. From being scared and alone she joins a band, increases her social circle, finds the courage to tell her secret and even possibly find love.
Lennon is a more complicated character, but I feel that Chris Myers wants her reader to fall in love with him, despite his faults. He has given up his youth to take care of his younger sister,and in truth his mother. My absolute favourite scene was the visit to American Girl Place. Here, the reader sees Lennon's teenage vulnerable and paternal sides clashing in a brilliantly humorous, yet touching way. There are difficult issues for Lennon to deal with in this story and eventually the reader is able to meet his maturer alter-ego!
'Lennon's Jinx' is a book that made me laugh and definitely made me cry. Lennon and Jinx are not the only two characters Chris Myers allows the reader to fall in love with so be prepared before you meet Currie and Zoe! I recommend this book to anyone.
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Posted June 22, 2013
I did a promo post back a month or so and thought the book sounded great then. So I was super excited to be able to read and review the book for the tour.
It didn’t disappoint!
Lennon’s Jinx had me pulled in from the first moment. Both Lennon and Jinx are as complex and, well, screwed up as their names. Both their families are screwed up as well, and neither has an easy road to go down.
The two of them seem kind of drawn to each other but fighting it, but when they are around each other, sparks seem to fly. Lennon and Jinx themselves are just amazing characters, you really have to wonder how they have turned out as great as they are based on everything they have gone through.
Yep, I’m gushing again. I liked this one a lot.
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Posted December 15, 2013
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