The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman

How did I get the book?  I bought it.

Genre: Contemporary

First Impression: Love the cover and title even if I don’t like Jellybeans.  😛

Synopsis: A total meltdown. The whole school watching. Now Poppy’s an ex-straight-A with no Plan B.
When Poppy Johnson throws away a full scholarship to Columbia, she can only blame the jelly beans. The yucky green ones? Midnight cram sessions and Saturday’s spent studying. The delicious red? The family legacy: Columbia, and a future in finance. Except now it’s starting to look like Poppy’s jelly bean theory is wrong. School has been her life until, but maybe it’s time to start living now.
Poppy has thirty days to try a new life. No school, no studying. Just jumping into every possible world. Thirty days to find her passion, her path, and maybe even love. The Jelly Bean Crisis is officially on.

200words (or less) review: The Jelly Bean Crisis was one of very few books I purchased for my Kindle and I wish I had it as a paperback because I want it on display.

Poppy has a plan but two days before the Denton scholarship announcement the cracks begin to chink away, because is it what she wants? Will it make her happy? After a meeting with the guidance counsellor Poppy has a new plan, of sorts, to have a gap year. Time to figure out if the plan she’s been working on all the years is the right one. Her parents a less than thrilled but agree to give Poppy 30 days until the deadline for acceptance of Denton.

I really liked Poppy, she’s easy to identify with. There were quite a few quirks I recognised in myself. I liked the writing and thought the pacing was good. Personally the diary entries were surplus to requirements, as this is a first person narration I had a pretty good idea of what was going on in Poppy’s head and didn’t need a repeat.

The Jelly Bean Crisis is a fun and entertaining read – definitely worth a try.

Recommend it?


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