The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review with ATOMR Tours
Genre: Contemporary YA
Book Description: 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.
My thoughts: According to POPPY, the red jelly beans are the best. They are to be saved for last, savored at a later date. You have to get through the green, orange, white, etc first.
She uses this theory to determine her life path. School is like the green jelly beans (her least favorite). You do it first, you get through it and then you can enjoy your life once education is completed.
Poppy has just been selected for a prestigious scholarship. It has been her dream to be selected and then head to Columbia. She has set her course since she was a child and has lived her life to work toward the goal.
Just before her name is announced, she begins to doubt her course. Is this the truth that will truly make her happy? Does she want to enter the world of corporate finance? Is she living her life for herself or for everyone else?
She takes a month to try new things and figure out what she wants to do with her life.
I thought this was a great book. How any 16 year old teens really know what they want to do? It is a time to learn and discover yourself and where your interests lie. I know that what I wanted to do when I was 16, was not what I discovered that I wanted to do when I was in college. I love that this book is written to help teens think through their options and find what they want to do.
This book is clever. Poppy is an enjoyable character. She is smart and full of spunk. I enjoyed reading her experiences and the life lessons that she learned along the way.
Great book for teens. There is a little bit of swearing.
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About Jolene: I'm a writer of books, an eater of wedges, and a lover of exclamation marks.
My first book, Total Blueprint for World Domination shows you how to design your dream world and make it happen!
I also love gravy, fizzy drinks and shiny things. My reviews will focus on what I love. Because every book has it’s own special something, right?
You can find me at www.jolenestockman.com
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