I really enjoyed reading Jinx by Meg Cabot. I really liked this book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat. You never know what’s going to happen next. I also really like the way the author develops the characters throughout the book. This novel has everything that you would want in a good story. It’s full of romance, drama, comedy, and magic. What more could you want!
Jean Honeychurch always seems to end up in bad situations. Wherever she goes, bad luck follows her. Hence the reason her family nick named her Jinx. She often asks herself “Why me”? Is it her unusual name (which in France means John. I guess it’s a good thing she doesn’t live in France)? Could it have been the lighting storm that knocked the power out at the hospital the second she was born? Who knows?
When a peculiar situation arises in her home town, Jean decides to go live with her aunt and uncle in New York City. She steps into a scene different than the one she is used to as the daughter of a minister in Hancock, Iowa. A scene where teenagers hang out in the backyard after school smoking and drinking. She is astonished to find that her Cousin Tory, who she used to climb trees with when they were eleven, is the ringleader! While Jean has seemed to maintain her innocence through the years Tory definitely has not. She developed into a girl that does drugs, drinks, and only wears dark clothes and makeup. She has even taken a liking to practicing Black Magic!
There is a family legend that says one of the two cousins are witches. Tory naturally thinks she is the witch of the family. But Jean shows some signs that she could posses something stronger than just bad luck. When Tory begins to feel that Jean is trying to steal her friends and boyfriend(sort of), she decides to take action. Will it be a full-on-Witch-war? Read the book and find out!
By: Aja Green *