Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lennon's Jinx

Lennon's Jinx
by Chris Myers

  • Looks like the quintessential "bad boy with a heart of gold".  
  • Hooks up with girls because he can, but doesn't want to be tied down.
  • Famous parents who both have serious issues.
  • Adorable younger sister.
  • Uses music to get away from his problems.

  • Afraid of men since an incident three years before.
  • Has an evil Step-Monster who rats her out to her mom on a regular basis.
  • Parties a little too hard.
  • Still in love with her ex.
  • Uses music to get away from her problems.

  • They are able to bridge the gaps in their lives to find something real.
  • They take care of each other.
  • Find better futures.

Final thoughts:  Not very realistic for realistic fiction.  The situations are odd and I just can't understand why people would think Jinx is the "good girl/virgin" when she's such a heavy party-goer.  She regularly gets drunk and keeps a stash of "but it's medicinal" marijuana in her house.  The sheer amount of alcohol served to these seventeen year-olds is astounding.  Even the "responsible" adults let them drink wine.  And, I'm sorry, but there is NO WAY a doctor is going to let a 17-year-old make life or death medical decisions for his little sister when 1) the guy is NOT an emancipated minor, and 2) the birth parents are standing right there.  It's an interesting read while you're in it, but may not be worth the effort of reading the next ones.  Melodramatic and yet bland at the same time.

Rating: 3/5

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