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Jinx by Meg Cabot
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Jul 09, 11

Read in July, 2010

So much potential, so little was it lived up to. The bones of the story are good. It features a girl running away from her little town in Iowa to the big city (New York) to get away from a stalker. I liked that part. But that is where the like ended. The story was full of repeated sentiments and no emotional turmoil. If a girl's gotta run away from a stalker, she may be bit I don't know, scared, lonely, mistrustful, depressed. Nope, she's just a well adjusted country girl who's also a witch. The witch part felt like it was added at the request of the publisher. Like the publisher said, "Could you maybe make this paranormal? Paranormal is big right now." The problem with the whole witch angle is that Cabot, just like our main character, never embraced it. If you're going to go paranormal, go paranormal. Otherwise this was just a book about a teen in a new school that could have been handled a lot better if it had been in the hands of say, Sarah Dessen.
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message 1: by Tara (new) - rated it 1 star

Tara I agree!


Naomi Yeah. I think it's an alright concept but it just isn't that great a book


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