Does Jinx have bad luck - or special powers?
Misfortune has followed Jean Honeychurch all her life - which is how she earned the nickname Jinx. And now her parents have shipped her off to New York City to stay with relatives - including her sophisticated cousin Tory - until the trouble she's caused back home dies down.
Could she even be . . . a WITCH?
Tory is far too cool to bother with Jinx - until Jinx's chronic bad luck wreaks havoc in Tory's perfect life--including causing Tory's crush, Zack, to start paying way too much attention to her red-headed cousin from Iowa. Only then does Jinx discover that beneath Tory's big-city glamour lies a world of hatred and revenge. Now it seems that the jinx that's driven Jean crazy may just be the only thing that can save her life . . .
I really liked reading Jinx. It was a short book so it didn't take me very long to get through but every chapter was enjoyable.
I quite liked most of the characters except for Tory and some of her friends. I did like Zack and Jinx though, they were both really cool, down-to-earth people.
Throughout most of the book I kept wondering what exactly Jinx was hiding from everyone but I had kept making guesses.
One memorable scene for me would be the dance scene. I knew Tory was up to something and so I was expecting some kind of Carrie scene so what actually happened surprised me a bit.
Overall, Jinx is a really fun, light and entertaining read. It is excellently written and I definitely recommend this book to everyone.