Jo knowles is the author of the young adult novels lessons from a dead girl, jumping off swings, pearl, and see you at harrys. I try to brush off the hairs, but they cling to the cotton. A heartbreakingly honest, measured work of fiction about a teens unintended pregnancy is narrated in four voices in this latest from knowles lessons from a dead girl, 2007. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read jumping off swings. I lean against the cool metal and breathe in the clean night air. You know how come books can just grab a hold of you and wont let you go until youve read every last word. Buy the paperback book jumping off swings by jo knowles at indigo. Some of her awards include the pen new england childrens book discovery award, yalsas best fiction for young adults, yalsa quick picks top ten, yalsas popular paperbacks, international reading associations. It seems like most of the books im reading come from the advice of twitter. Jumping off swings by jo knowles by jillian bellino on prezi. Yalsa best fiction for young adults nominee yalsa top 10 quick.
In jo knowless wellreceived first novel, lessons from a dead girl, the author examined. Like i stretch my fingers across my belly and glide my hand back and forth, waving softly. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written ya novel. Jumping off swings by jo knowles covers a teenage pregnancy through the eyes of four characters. Jumping off swings by jo knowles awards other books works cited books by jo books jo knowles.
Ellie the would be mother, corinne her best friend, caleb the nice guy whos had a crush on ellie, and josh, the would be father. Ellie finds out she is pregnant from a one night stand and she has to decide whether she wants to have an abortion or not and whether she wants the father of the child to be involved in this decision. Knowles lessons from a dead girl eloquently expresses the pain of lost. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the the girl in a swing, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. Read read between the lines by jo knowles available from rakuten kobo. Ellies, joshs, joshs friend calebs, and ellies best friend corinnes. Ellie the would be mother, corinne her best friend, caleb the nice guy whos had a. Some of her awards include the pen new england childrens book discovery award, yalsas best fiction for young adults, yalsa quick picks top ten, yalsas popular paperbacks, international reading associations young.
The jumping off swings book series by jo knowles includes books jumping off swings and living with jackie chan. See the complete jumping off swings series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. She also has no idea what ellie is going through because she is a virgin. Im the author of see you at harrys,pearl, jumping off swings, and lessons from a dead girl. The more i saw these two titles, the more i knew i had to read them. Just let go of the chains and take flight without a trace of fear. The topic of jumping off swings has so much potential, but unfortunately jo knowles just doesnt quite have the necessary skills to present it believably and powerfully to the reader. As i would scan through twitter each day, i would see people talking about this book and the new companion book living with jackie chan. Jumping off swings by jo knowles by callie franzen on prezi. Caleb, in fact, has nursed a quiet crush on ellie for years and has been. Jumping off swings by jo knowles ringo the cats blog. Jumping off swings by jo knowles, candlewick press. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Jo knowles makes a common story more interesting by presenting it from four different perspectives.
The girl with the dragon tattoo 2011 free download. Jumping off swings by knowles, jo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. So when josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, ellie follows. This was an in your face take on teenage pregnancy. Age 14 and upellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Jumping off swings by jo knowles is available in these. Knowles lessons from a dead girl eloquently expresses the pain of lost innocence their words made me feel beautiful. Sometimes i think i feel a hand reaching out for mine. Jo knowless revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the sc. Read between the lines ebook by jo knowles 9780763674212.
Just so many feels that left me crying and grabbing for the tissue. Jumping off swings by jo knowles candlewick 2009 young adult 230 pgs told in four alternating viewpoints, jumping off swings by jo knowles moves the teens, who are caught in an unexpected situation, through various feeling states to a conclusionand does. Jo s works include where the heart is, still a work in progress, living with jackie chan, jumping off swings, reading between the lines, see you at harrys, pearl, lessons from a dead girl. In jo knowles s wellreceived first novel, lessons from a dead girl, the author examined how patterns of abuse and dysfunction formed in childhood can have unforeseen implications years down the road. If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will benefit by having. Jumping off swings paperback by knowles, jo very good. This is the case with jumping off swings by jo knowles. Knowles characters are believable and i liked how she presented ellie as making another choice when pregnant. Jo knowles is the awardwinning author of the young adult novels lessons from a dead girl, jumping off swings, and read between the lines, among others. Lee jumping off swings por jo knowles disponible en rakuten kobo.
Therefore it need a free signup process to obtain the book. But id always hang on, waiting to slow down first, always mindful of my mothers warning. Josh was affected emotionally by the baby, even if he never had to directly deal with him, and knowles really emphasized how the pregnancy changed ellie, even long after her baby was born. That gives layers, texture, and depth to what would have been a basic sexandteens. Click to read more about jumping off swings by jo knowles. However, jumping off swings is quite a realistic look at an issue that many teens continue to face. Jumping off swings touches on many interesting issues in this book including those involving sex, love, teen pregnancy, teens and families. In her second work of fiction, jumping off swings, knowles also explores the surprisingly widereaching influence of a single event. Jumping off swings ebook by jo knowles rakuten kobo.
I climb out and adjust my clothes in the light, then slide the door shut. Jumping off swings, paperback by knowles, jo, like new used, free shipping in. Jumping off swings by jo knowles new rochelle, ny patch. Jumping off swings just came out in paperback, so its time to go down to the bookstore i suggest the voracious reader in larchmont and grab yourself a. Jumping off swings ebook por jo knowles 9780763651725. Jo knowles is the author of the ya novels lessons from a dead girl and jumping off swings. Still a work in progress ebook by jo knowles rakuten kobo. Read jumping off swings by jo knowles available from rakuten kobo. Knowles writes fluidly, and though calebs and corinnes scenes shine, ellie and josh never engage enough to set jumping off swings apart in the genre. If robert cormier is her big example, then she still has a long way to go. The blaring contrast between stable kids from loving families versus lost kids from dysfunctional families oversimplifies a complex subject. Ellie, josh and their respective best friends corinne and caleb have known each other since they were young kids playing together at the park. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. For this and hundreds of other trailers arranged by interest level and available for free mp4 download.725 452 211 1173 1306 324 1023 1161 487 264 1353 1494 382 636 1466 984 130 690 93 870 1306 1100 1516 626 597 505 726 315 307 851 1390 913 500 616 311