Sunday, August 29, 2010

Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles Review

From Goodreads: Tells, from four points of view, the ramifications of a pregnancy resulting from a "one-time thing" between Ellie, who feels loved when boys touch her, and Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life.

Rating: 4/5

Plot: 4/5

Characters: 4/5

Ending: 4.5/5

Favorite line: :-(
I just got this book from the library today, and even though I had like 12 others books I still had to read, I read this in less than 3 hours! I was so immersed in the novel, I just needed to know what happened. Knowles writing and her subtlety were great and flowed perfectly. She did an amazing job portraying all 4 characters points of view. It was a very realistic novel but I felt like I needed some hope that Ellie was going to get to the root of her problem. I just felt like a lot of things were left unsaid- but that may just be my personality speaking...If I have a problem, I tell people. But then again, if I were put in her situation I don't know how I'd act either.


  1. I really enjoyed Lessons by a dead girl by JoK so I will try this one, sounds intriguing.

  2. This has always been a novel I've planned on buying but never gotten around to. Thanks for the review! I'll be looking into now more closely!


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