Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Blast (Review + $100 Giveaway): The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman

The Jelly Bean Crisis
by Jolene Stockman

Genre: YA, contemporary

Published: June 27, 2012


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.


Praises for The Jelly Bean Crisis

"The Jelly Bean Crisis is a heart warming and thought provoking story, especially if you're in the process of figuring out your life!"  - Ajoop On Books!

"This book had me riveted. Completely riveted the entire time. The Jelly Bean Crisis was instant love for me."  - Book Briefs.

"It's a beautifully told story that you'll be thinking about long after you finish reading."  - A Pocket Full of Books.

If you're looking for a smart contemporary YA read, then The Jelly Bean Crisis is for you!

Buy The Jelly Bean Crisis now!

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My Thoughts:

The Jelly Bean Crisis wasn't a fantasy book. It never rained jelly beans in the book. Like I all assumed. Silly me. But that didn't stop in making this young adult contemporary novel shine.

It is a story of Poppy--a girl who thought she figured her future already. But then she became confused when she witnessed of her classmate's instant popularity and richness. She then decided to find herself, her real interests, and call the challenge, The Jelly Bean Crisis. She defined life as eating jelly bean. You'll get to eat the ones that you hate first, then save your fave color--the best one--for the last.

This is a very good novel, not only for teens, but also for all ages. Every reader will learn and will be able to connect and relate to it--like I did. This is a tale that will make you think about your life right now. Do you really want what you are doing right now? Or you only do it because the people around you told you so? It is an eye-opener and the second you finish it (even when still reading it), you'd want to try to find your real interest as well.

If you are certain on what and where you are right now, I'm sure you'll still love this.

The Jelly Bean Crisis is an enjoyable, adventurous and very nice novel. All readers will learn something from this.

For everyone! :)

Book cover comments:
I love it! Although, you would definitely assume that this is a fantasy book. 

About the Author
Jolene Stockman is an award winning writer, speaker, and an expert for Girlfriend Magazine Australia. She is a Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and one of the youngest in the world to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. Jolene lives in New Zealand, and is the author of Total Blueprint for World Domination. The Jelly Bean Crisis is her debut fiction.

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