JINX by Meg Cabot

JINX

Age Range: 12 - 14

KIRKUS REVIEW

Iowa preacher’s daughter Jean (known universally as Jinx) has been shipped off to rich Manhattan cousins. Farm-fresh and country-sweet, Jinx is unprepared for the cynicism, substance abuse and sexual hijinks of bitchy cousin Tory. As children, Tory and Jinx were friends, but Tory’s grown selfish and vicious. She’ll befriend Jinx, but only if Jinx will practice black magic with her—and since it’s a spell gone awry that got Jinx sent away from Iowa, magic is definitely off limits. Meanwhile, Jinx has fallen for Zach, the hot next-door neighbor who’s her best friend in New York and the object of Tory’s desires. Tory’s paranoid selfishness leads her to non-magical but still-devastating viciousness, and it will take all Jinx’s strength of will to remain unbowed. Highly idealized, Jinx is moral, smart and powerful; her only flaw is her low self-esteem. Zach is gorgeous, quick-witted and the shining light in a pack of amoral rich teens. While too-perfect Jinx isn’t as compelling as Cabot’s usual heroines, the fluffy gothic romance will keep her readers happy. (Fantasy. 12-14)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-06-083764-8
Page count: 272pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2007




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