The Jelly Bean Crisis by Jolene Stockman

The Jelly Bean Crisis 
written by Jolene Stockman
published by CreateSpace

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Why did I pick this book: I had participated in the book blast for this book hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and I was given the opportunity to review The Jelly Bean Crisis. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I really enjoyed this book. I read it every free chance I had and finished rather quickly. I found that the story rang true and is an important lesson for people – especially high school and college students – to learn. That lesson is that you don’t have to have everything planned out from the very beginning, sometimes you have to find yourself and your path.

I really liked Poppy. She had courage and drive. She took a chance and in the end found an appropriate resolution to her “crisis”. Sometimes I wish that I had had a gap year or someone to help guide me to find a passion. You may not always find it in the beginning…but keep looking because it may come about eventually. 

I also found the different jobs/career paths that Poppy was trying out interesting. At first, I thought that everything was falling into place too neatly, too conveniently. I was pleasantly surprised that that wasn’t the case. That everything did not happen perfectly for Poppy, or her friends. That was refreshing and made this book feel real to me. 

Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book to adults, college students, and high school students.


Will I read it again: I will not.

About the book: A total meltdown. The whole school watching. Now Poppy’s an ex-straight-A with no Plan B.

When Poppy Johnson throws away a full scholarship to Columbia, she can only blame the jelly beans. The yucky green ones? Midnight cram sessions and Saturday’s spent studying. The delicious red? The family legacy: Columbia, and a future in finance. Except now it’s starting to look like Poppy’s jelly bean theory is wrong. School has been her life until, but maybe it’s time to start living now.

Poppy has thirty days to try a new life. No school, no studying. Just jumping into every possible world. Thirty days to find her passion, her path, and maybe even love.

The Jelly Bean Crisis is officially on.

About the author: Jolene Stockman is an award winning writer, speaker, and an expert for Girlfriend Magazine Australia. She is a Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming, and one of the youngest in the world to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster Award. Jolene lives in New Zealand, and is the author of Total Blueprint for World Domination. The Jelly Bean Crisis is her debut fiction.

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