Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

Characters: 18/20
Plot: 16/20
Originality: 17/20
Writing: 19/20
Recommendation: 17/20
Overall: 87/100 or B
Jumping Off Swings is the story of Ellie, Josh, Caleb, and Corinne. Ellie just wants to be loved. She has hooked up with quite a few boys. Each time, she is sure that it will be more then just sex. While Ellie is with them, she feels loved for a bit. Well, something that happened with Josh that wasn't suppose to happened, Ellie gets pregnant. Josh doesn't have a reaction, when Ellie tells him. He has a hard home life and feels shame and heartbreak. Caleb and Corinne deal with emotions, about Ellie and Josh. All four teenagers are forced to grow up a little faster, and make impossible decisions.
Ellie, Josh, Caleb, and Corinne are all amazing characters. I liked Ellie. She had a hard time accepting it as anyone in that situation would. It was good to see it in Josh's view. About the regret for how he acted and how he wish he could take it back. Caleb was so sweet and lovely. Corinne was strong and independent. Caleb and Corinne's relationship was sweet and similar to any teen romance. Jumping Off Swings didn't have a very fast plot, but it was still interesting and intense at times. It wasn't the most original novel on pregnancy, but it was presented well. Knowles is an amazing writer. I was well described and amazing. Jumping Off Swings was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. You should definitely check it out.

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