Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles

Pub Date: August 11, 2009

Summary: It was supposed to be just a simple one night stand.

Ellie has hooked up with many guys.

Each time she hopes there will be more than the sex.

When she’s with them, she always feels loved.

But it never lasts.

When Josh, a virgin with a troubled life, leads Elle to the back of his van she follows.

Their “one-time-thing” comes with complications.

Ellie ends up pregnant.

Josh doesn’t know how to deal.

Caleb and Corinne, their close friends, deal with their own swirl of emotions while all of this happens.

All four teens will be forced to grow up faster.

No matter what Ellie chooses none of their lives will be the same again.

Rating: 5 Stars

Review: I had been waiting forever to read Jumping Off Swings. I had really high expectations and Jo Knowles definitely surpassed them. I fell in love with this book from the beginning. It pulled me in right away, it was so descriptive. I felt like I was actually there. The characters were so well written, everything about this book just flowed. There was never a moment when I was like "Couldn't something better happen?". Every part of this book was amazing, I'm so glad I got to read it. But, I think one of the best parts of this book is that it really makes you think. After reading this book I really thought about a lot of my past decisions and the effect they have on everyone around me, not just myself. I actually changed somethings in my life after completing this book. I'm a lot happier with my life now and I really think I owe it to Jumping Off Swings and especially Jo Knowles. You should read this book the first chance you get.



Anonymous said...

I'm about to start reading this one so Yay for the awesome review! I'm even more excited now. :)

stargirlreads said...

can I borrow this Lex? :)

anotherpageisused said...

Of course you can, Ash (:


~The Book Pixie said...

I read and reviewed this book a few months ago and really loved it. One of my favorite things about it was the fact that it didn't have a totally happy ending. It was more bittersweet which is really what the book needed to stay true, in my opinion. It was very well written as well. Great review, I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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