Book Reviews of Jinx

Jinx
Jinx
Author: Margaret Wild
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ISBN-13: 9780689865411
ISBN-10: 0689865414
Publication Date: 2/24/2004
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
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Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

Jinx (formerly Jen) has really bad luck with relationships - to say the least!

Her first boyfriend dies and she gets upset but eventually gets over it. Then her second boyfriend dies and now she is Jinx, not Jen. Her teachers, friends, and her parents all call her Jinx. She says that if you go out with her you will die.

Before she started dating, she was boring old Jen who never stayed out late and always turned her homework in on time. Now she is all alone, boyfriend-less and depressed.

Towards the end of the book we find her trying to find her way back to being Jen, and no longer Jinx.

Written in poetry style, JINX is kind of depressing, even the end of the book. You feel sorry for Jen/Jinx, but at the same time I felt that I couldn't get to know her enough as a character to really care about her. This is a super-fast read, at times interesting, but I wish there had been more to the story.
reviewed Jinx on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

Jinx (formerly Jen) has really bad luck with relationships - to say the least!

Her first boyfriend dies and she gets upset but eventually gets over it. Then her second boyfriend dies and now she is Jinx, not Jen. Her teachers, friends, and her parents all call her Jinx. She says that if you go out with her you will die.

Before she started dating, she was boring old Jen who never stayed out late and always turned her homework in on time. Now she is all alone, boyfriend-less and depressed.

Towards the end of the book we find her trying to find her way back to being Jen, and no longer Jinx.

Written in poetry style, JINX is kind of depressing, even the end of the book. You feel sorry for Jen/Jinx, but at the same time I felt that I couldn't get to know her enough as a character to really care about her. This is a super-fast read, at times interesting, but I wish there had been more to the story.