Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review of The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman


A total meltdown. The whole school watching. Now Poppy’s an ex-straight-A with no Plan B.

When Poppy Johnson throws away a full scholarship to Columbia, she can only blame the jelly beans. The yucky green ones? Midnight cram sessions and Saturday’s spent studying. The delicious red? The family legacy: Columbia, and a future in finance. Except now it’s starting to look like Poppy’s jelly bean theory is wrong. School has been her life until, but maybe it’s time to start living now.

Poppy has thirty days to try a new life. No school, no studying. Just jumping into every possible world. Thirty days to find her passion, her path, and maybe even love. The Jelly Bean Crisis is officially on.


"The Jelly Bean Crisis is officially on."

I wanted to read this book on that saying alone.  The story was one of the most unique stories I have ever read.  It took an everyday problem and made it an extraordinary one.  A young adult story based on jelly beans, come on you gotta read something like that.

This book is audience geared for a certain age group, high school students.  It was a little too young adult for me, but was fascinating none the less.  The story touches on things every high school student goes through.  Basically it touches on romance, friendship, college, school, and career choices for the future.

I enjoyed the tenacity of the main character, Poppy.  She was a firecracker and I loved the way she discovered new things.  The story was passionate and fresh.

The supporting characters were pretty good, especially Stratford.  He was the love interest and a very intriguing one.  The circumstances that bring the two characters together and weaves the story is great.

Overall, I enjoyed the read and highly recommend this to the young adult crowd.  I give this book four glittery stars for a great story and immense originality.

Buy it here on Amazon 

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