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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Witchy fun for Cabot fans. OK but not magical.

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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Excellent read for 6th grade and up

Jinx by Meg Cabot is an excellent and well-written read for ages 11 and up. Kids will enjoy this fun tale set in New Your City, and the book is not iffy at all. A+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
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age 12+

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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JINX is filled with familiar but fun elements. There aren't a lot of surprises -- readers will recognize stock characters and will expect the ultimate conclusion in which Jean must learn to accept her true self. The only eye-opener is how creepy and violent the girls' final confrontation is. But the set-up is enticing enough and in the end, there is enough drama here -- some of it magical and some merely mean-spirited -- to make this book satisfying if not spellbinding.

Book Details

  • Author: Meg Cabot
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Publication date: July 31, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 12
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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