Jinx (Paperback)

Jinx By Margaret Wild, Jason Gould (By (photographer)) Cover Image

Jinx (Paperback)

By Margaret Wild, Jason Gould (By (photographer))


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Do not get to know me. Do not ask me out. Do not love me. Be warned!
I am Jinx.
Jinx doesn't start out as Jinx -- at first she's dull, safe, boring Jen. Jen who always hands her homework in on time, Jen who never stays out late, Jen who can always be counted on.
When Jen's first boyfriend dies, she thinks she's unlucky...until her second boyfriend dies too. Jen is Jinx now -- a curse, a promise of bad luck, a girl who's angry and alone, who can't get close to people anymore.
Can Jinx find her way back to being Jen again?
Margaret Wild has published over thirty books, including The Very Best of Friends, Fox, and Our Granny. This is her first novel for teens. Margaret lives in Sydney, Australia.
Product Details ISBN: 9780689865411
ISBN-10: 0689865414
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2004
Pages: 224
Language: English
Booklist (starred review) Intricate, vivid language.

Publishers Weekly The brief narratives precisely capture the spirit of a character, feeling, or moment. Together, the poems create something larger: a portrait of a young woman pulling herself out of despair.

Kirkus Reviews A subtly wrought, deeply affecting story.

SLJ The voices are distinct, and all ring true.