Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman

Title: The Jelly Bean Crisis

Author: Jolene Stockman

Published: CreateSpace, 1 August 2012

Pages: 269

Summary: 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.  (Taken from Goodreads)

Thoughts:  I was really excited to read this book because I was a huge fan of Jolene's non-fiction book Total Blueprint for World Domination that I just had to see how she delved into the world of fiction.  Needless to say, Jolene's writing and the story she created in The Jelly Bean Crisis completely blew me away.

From the start of the book I was hooked into the story.  I found the whole Jelly Bean Theory of Poppy's to be really interesting because that's the kind of thing that I do in my everyday life.  Except, the green jelly beans happen to be my favourite ;)

I felt this really huge connection with Poppy, in that, when I was at high school I was a high achiever and everyone expected a lot of me and then one day I realised that what I was doing wasn't what I wanted to do and so I spent a little time figuring it out.  This is pretty much the same as Poppy and I just really enjoyed reading it because of that fact.

Another thing I really loved about this book was that while it was an entertaining story, it also made you stop and think about what was going on in the book and also about life in general.  I really love books that make you think hard about things and put things into perspective.

I feel like The Jelly Bean Crisis is such a good read that I have to recommend it to everyone, even those who aren't generally readers of contemporary fiction will probably enjoy this one.  I definitely suggest you check this one out.


1 comment:

  1. I loved this book so much too, I just love reading great reviews about it.


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