by Terra Little
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Jump by Terra Little

Killing her grandmother was a choice Helena Hunter made all by herself, but she wasn't thinking about the consequences of her actions when she pulled the trigger. Back home after eight years in prison, she finds that the little girl she left behind is now a teenage stranger who thinks her mother might be a monster. The family members who labeled her the black sheep want her to forget the fact that they all played a part in her downfall. And the wonder of being free again is overshadowed by the fear of a future filled with uncertainty.

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ISBN-13: 9781601624383
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Terra Little debuted on the literary scene in 2008, with the national re-release of her self-published novel, Running from Mercy. Since then, she continues to do exactly what she set out to do - craft well-written stories that resonate with readers and provide the ultimate escape. Her work has been critically acclaimed by numerous literary venues, including The Romantic Times, Kirkus Reviews, The San Francisco Book Review, and Fresh Fiction; and in 2009, Terra's second novel, Where There's Smoke, was named a 2009 Best Book by Library Journal. Visit Terra's official website at: www.terralittle.net.

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Jump 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just too slow for my taste....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book is a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book a lot. Terra did an amazing job telling the story of Lena and the struggles of the character and how she overcame her obstacles. This was a sad story but again it was well written and definitely worth the time to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book had a good story line buy the whole book is pretty much a narative its like reading an ex extremely long speech i hated it
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This book is a must read. I finished it in 24 HOURS. This boook shows what a mother will do to protect her child from the evil in this world.
Valerie Blackwell More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read.I told my friends to buy it.
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I loved the book from the beginning all the way to the end. Excellent read. I will certainly read other books from this author!!! I couldn't put it down. It keeps you entertained.
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OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
In Terra Little's latest novel "Jump," we're introduced to Helena Hunter. In the opening of the book, Helena has just been released from prison after eight grueling years. In a matter of seconds Helena went from being a professional woman and doting mother with a bright future to an inmate who has lost everything. Prison life is a culture shock to say the least, and Helena has to do unthinkable things in order to survive. Helena finds herself largely cut off from society, and she discovers that inmates have to form their own support systems in order to endure the daily rigors of prison life. In time Helena develops a harsh exterior and takes things day by day. When Helena's release date finally arrives, Helena moves in with her sister, who has been raising her daughter in her absence. She discovers re-entering society is going to be more difficult than she ever imagined. With a felony on her record Helena can forget about any type of meaningful employment; she has to struggle just to get a menial job. Things are not looking good for Helena as she tries to adjust to life on the outside. Helena tries to reacquaint herself with her daughter, but she can't seem to rid herself of demons from her past. In "Jump" we witness first hand the horrors of prison, and we also see the unique set of circumstances that female felons face upon release. Ms. Little takes readers on a wild ride of the realities of daily prison life. Readers find themselves rooting for Helena's success, and as the book moves forward, readers come to understand Helena and what drove her to execute her crime. Does Helena ultimately succeed and forge a relationship with her daughter? Is she able to move forward with her life? With realistic characters, "Jump" is a thrilling ride. It showcases the defeat and ultimate triumph of the human spirit. I commend Terra Little on an excellent novel. Reviewed by: Anna
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Key9976 More than 1 year ago
The author did a great job in taking the readers through the journey of the main character, Lena, from animal to a human being. This book had lots of depth, and made me think about what I would do, if put in her same situation. All I can say is that I don't blame Lena for doing what she did! Read it, as this book was AWESOME!
AndreaDenise More than 1 year ago
JUMP is a fascinating and brilliant tale of misery, exoneration and recovery. It visibly rises above lesser fare by depicting the life of a former, female prisoner. While all of the characters are remarkable, the main character, Helena (Lena/Lucky), dominates the tale with raw intelligence and emotion. Fresh out of prison, Helena faces a range of monumental obstacles when re-entering society. The most vital is uniting with her 14 year old daughter, Beige. Her sister, Victoria is crucial in aiding Helena during her time spent incarcerated. Not quite as resilient as her younger sister, Vicky raises Beige as if she were her very own. Unfortunately, outside of her career and Beige, Vicky's life is rather mundane due to her past. Happily, Helena then meets Aaron and he's just what the doctor ordered. He slowly gains Helena's trust and the two become vast friends. In the midst of the tale, Helena forges unlikely friendships with her Parole Officer, Isolde and her therapist, Mr. Kissmick. Both whom are willing to see Helena through her rehabilitation astoundingly free of prejudice or judgment. JUMP is probably one of the most creative and astonishing books I've read in a long time. It's filled with amazing individuals, quirky humor and the recognizable realization that an imperfect, yet adoring mother, will move heaven and earth to shield her child from harm. Thus far, my favorite for 2011!