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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Being a teenager is hard enough. To be hard of hearing on top of that is like being stuck in the middle of a never ending soap opera.

In Compass, the sequel to Sway, Jessie's life begins to change its course, sending her toward a new reality. When her world is suddenly ripped apart by an angry rival, the one person she trusted to stand by her side simply walks away. With h
Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published February 3rd 2013 by Black Opal Books (first published January 24th 2013)
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Compass is the second book in the series by Jennifer Gibson. I first want to express how much I respect Gibson for taking on such difficult issues.

Jessie is simply a wonderful person. She is humble, grateful. She does not behave as if she’s entitled due to her disability. Compass follows Jessie through some new struggles and some of the old issues. She is still bullied at school which is despicable.

It’s ironic t
Marlena Smith
Sep 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Compass is the second book of a series. It's both well-written and intriguing. As if being a female teenager isn't enough, Jessie has to struggle as being hearing impaired. You get to walk with her on a very personal journey, of school and relationships, of discovering her strength and herself. I found myself glued to my kindle, as I read page after page of this truly amazing account of her life. The story is inspirational and would be very eye-opening for any teenager.........for that matter, a ...more
InD'tale Magazine
Gibson has a knack for helping the reader really feel how it must be to be hearing impaired.

Full review in April 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, waar
Compass is book two in the life of Jessie, and I have to say I enjoyed this book a whole lot more than I did Sway. I know that sometimes a sequel is not always good but this one was for me.
Jessie is doing really good, life seems to be handing her a good one now a days. She is doing great in karate, she has a boyfriend, she has really grown a whole lot I feel.
We start off with a prequel to the story and it was one that had me going what is going happen to Jessie? Dizziness and confusion had me w
Literary Classics Book Awards & Reviews
Compass is book two in Jennifer Gibson's heartening trilogy about Jessie, a young girl who is hearing impaired. Compass is solid as a stand-alone book, but is a wonderful read when followed by Sway, the first novel in her series which is based upon a true story. In book two we are reintroduced to Jessie who is plagued by bullies who capitalize on her disability to cause her merciless shame.

Despite her struggles, life is pretty good for Jessie. She has a boyfriend whom she adores and she enjoys
Charissa Nelson
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read Sway, a novel based on a true story by Jennifer Gibson, I was ready to dig right into the sequel, Compass, as soon as I received it. The novel started where Sway left off telling the story of Jessie, a hearing impaired teenager, whose life if anything but ordinary. Imagine all of the hardships many teenagers face amplified due to a handicap that some choose to use as a reason to poke fun and behave with malice and hate. Jessie’s journey is made easier by a supportive boyfriend, lovin ...more
The Color of Ink
Jessie’s path is turning in a new direction. Even with Ethan by her side things are still a little tough for her. When someone with a little aggression isn’t happy with her, they suddenly become rivals and the one person she can always count on to be her positive rock and stand by her puts space between them. She fights to figure out if she was wrong to let someone close to her or trust them the way she has.

“Compass” continues right along with the story of Jessie and her life as a hard of hearin
Christoph Fischer
"Compass" by Jennifer Gibson is another wonderful instalment in her series about Jessie, a hearing impaired teenager. We follow her as she comes into her own and deals with self-esteem issues, doubt and the hardships of life. She is a great character with unusual hobbies and a lot going for her. The book covers important issues for teenagers: love and rejection, finding and achieving goals and not letting things get to you.
The book has a very likeable and deep heroine and some very inspiring mom
Wanda Hartzenberg
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Compass by Jennifer Gibson
My favorite of the trilogy. In this book our main protagonist is really coming into her own. She goes to a Summer Camp as an instructor and manages to win the trust of the most difficult child at the camp while still shining as a natural leader. This book had a bit more angst to it as our heroin is growing up and feeling insecure not only due to her disability but also due to her being a normal teenager with a love affair of a near perfect boy. Dreams of a future not id
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book from this author, and have to tell I love the way we are getting to live the life of Jessie through these books. Clearly liked this book more than the first one!
We follow her trying to cope with the normal things young people find in their life, like love, disappointment, rejection, hope, bullying...
The end of the book we have the summer holidays, and the first time Jessie tries out something new without her parents (at least that's what it seems like). Jessie clearly grows during th
Brandy Dorsch
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy in exchange for my review.

I really think that everyone needs to read these books. It was amazing to see how Jessie's life was growing and changing. Jessie has a boyfriend and thinks are looking a little brighter. My husband swears that two wrongs don't make a right, but I have to say that I like how Jessie handles things.

When she is abandoned by the one person that was supposed to have her back, I was devestated. This is a book that keeps you enthralled.
Lynn Worton
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in a series that follows Jessie, a teen with a hearing impediment. I really enjoyed this story!

Jessie McIntyre is a character I could relate to somewhat. I really liked her when I first met her in Sway, but also didn't like her at the same time. In Sway, she had built a wall around herself to prevent being hurt emotionally by bullies and could be rather surly and unfriendly to people in turn. Meeting Ethan brought her out of her shell somewhat and, along with her hobby of
Georgia Badiali
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Jenn Gibson's debut novella "Sway", "Compass" follows karate lover, girlfriend of the gorgeous Ethan Jonas further on in her life.

Now Jessie has the gorgeous Ethan as her boyfriend, her life has changed for the better. That is until she keeps on getting dizzy spells and headaches.

Now Jessie has to overcome illness, Ethan and working at a karate summer camp. Will things turn out for the worse or the better?

A brilliant second novel by the author, I would highly reccomend to any tee
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