Jinx

Jinx

by Meg Cabot
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InkandPage More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Don't hesitate...just read it. You won't regret it.
E_Ting_Groceries More than 1 year ago
Jinx was an amazing book. It was well written by Meg Cabot and the plot twist is amazing! First off Jinx is a super sweet girl who ends up being in the wrong places at the wrong time. Spoiler Alert!: Jean Honeychurch’s nickname in her family is Jinx because when she was born the power in the hospital she was born in went out and bad luck follows her. Jean has to move from her home in Iowa to New York when a boy becomes too obsessive over her but it isn’t all his fault. When she moves to New York she moves in with her aunt, uncle, and cousins, but her cousin Tory confronts her claiming to be a witch just like their great-great-great-great-grandmother to try to get her to join her coven. Jinx claims that Tory is just playing a witch game but what if there really is a witch in their family? Jinx is a spectacular book for people who enjoy reading about wizards or enjoy reading books that have a secret uncovered in the plot line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a cute love story!! This is my 6th time reading this book and i love the plot twist! Great job megg
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I trusted you and your messing around with my boyfriend! And letting him cheat on me with you
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I qish there was anpther book, it was ao awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is book is really good and unusual for her right a good gril sprital and magic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey smexy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a absolutly fantabulous book the girl Jean is a jinx without knowing it so trouble awaits
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book from my schooo library and it turned out to be aa great book and since i have to give it up this wendsday i am thinking of getting it so ill always have it with me becausse i can only renew the book twice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of meg cabots best books. A must read.
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Can you say awesome?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always been interested in Meg Cabots books, so when I started this one, i was pleasantly content. This is a good read and plot. I would recomend to a girl who hasn't read in a long time- this will be a satisfying come back.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I couldn't put it down. I didn't want it to end. I think Meg Cabot should make a sequel to "Jinx". Everyone should read it!! It's really good! It's funny, entertaining, kind of creepy.... all the good stuff ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meg do us all a favor and write a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it cant wait to buy more of meg cabot books
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MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Meg Cabot is the author of the wildly popular "Princess Diaries" series (adapted into two Disney movies starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews), the "1-800-Where-R-You" books (loosely adapted into a short-lived series on Lifetime), "The Mediator" books (not yet adapted into anything), among a variety of other books for teens and adults. "Jinx" is Cabot's latest standalone teen novel. As her nickname might suggest, it is not easy being Jinx. Jean Honeychurch has been unlucky since the day she was born, with her luck only getting worse from there. Jean was even unlucky with her name: not Jean Marie or Jeanette, just Jean (although her last name does hearken back to Lucy Honeychurch in Forster's "A Room With a View" which is cool even though Cabot never mentions this fact in the story). It is because of her bad luck that Jean has to leave her family and friends in Iowa to come and live with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Readers don't learn exactly why Jean has come to New York until the middle of the novel. Until then Jean alludes to the reason she had to flee in annoying asides noting how no one knows the "full story." Jean had hoped to escape her bad luck in the big city, or at least dodge her reputation. But Jean's glamorous and sophisticated cousin, Tory, has other plans. In fact, she has a lot of plans where Jean is concerned. After another of Jean's unfortunate accidents, Tory realizes that Jean is magically gifted, which ties into an old family prophecy. Thrilled to have another witch in the house, Tory invites Jean to join her coven. But, for reasons that are revealed later in the story, Jean refuses. Family feuding and intrigue ensues. I liked the story here. But I wanted to like it more than I did. It was funny and light, which is really hard to achieve in writing. But certain elements of the prose were quite annoying. Every time Jean alluded to the "full story" of her trip to New York, I had to fight a strong urge to skim ahead and see what she was talking about. That's how long it took for Cabot to explain everything. Allusions like that are fun to build up the story, unfortunately Cabot doesn't use them very well in the narrative. Instead of creating tension the asides just make Jean seem like a pain for not explaining herself sooner. At the same time certain parts of the plot are predictable enough that it seems silly to build them up quite so much. Jean is also an infuriating heroine. She is incredibly likable, but also painfully naive and gullible. Cabot seemed to take Jean's "country fresh" personality way to far. Jean is so sweet that she is a veritable doormat to her less-than-loving cousin. Again and again Jean also shows herself to completely oblivious to what's going on around her. This behavior might be sweet for a country girl, but it seems forced--even for a sixteen-year-old from Iowa who may not be as worldy as this semi-jaded city dweller. This book wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. (If the plot sound interesting, by all means give it a try.) I enjoyed reading it, but I expected more from the story and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book i have read before and since i bought the nook. I knew that id be able to read one of the best books by Meg Cabot. :P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it is absolurty a MUST-READ