Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review of Jenny Pox (The Paranormals #1) by J.L. Bryan

Jenny has a secret. Her touch spreads a supernatural plague.
She devotes her life to avoiding contact with people, until her senior year of high school, when she meets the one boy she can touch, and she falls in love.
But there's a problem--he's under the spell of his devious girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.
Now Jenny must learn to use the deadly "Jenny pox" she's fought her entire life to hide, or be destroyed by Ashleigh's ruthless plans. (Copied from
My Review 

Think about the number of times a day that you touch someone. What would you do if you could not touch any living thing without the chance of infecting them? Jenny Pox is a story about a teenage girl, who can never touch anyone, without infecting them with “Jenny Pox”. As the story starts, the consequences of Jenny getting too close to anyone are made clear.

As a teenager with special powers, all Jenny wants is to be normal. She is the outsider who deals with the sneers and glares her classmates give her. She knew she could never touch anyone, so she lets her classmates avoid her for their own safety. This story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, because as you read this book the characters grow on you. This is what makes Jenny Pox, such a great book, because this book makes you feel. To feel emotions when reading a book requires a writer’s ability to create realistic characters. J.L. Bryan does exactly that in this book. 

As the book progresses, Jenny finds the one person she can touch without fear of killing them with disease, Seth. The problem is the Seth has a girlfriend, but not just any girlfriend, Ashleigh. Ashleigh is not just any girl, but the girl that has made it her personal mission to make Jenny miserable. Ashleigh is not just your typical evil cheerleader, usually featured in young adult novels. This is what I like about Jenny Pox is that J.L. Bryan take elements of typical young adult novels and builds on them to make them his own.

While this starts like a typical young adult book, it does have scenes involving sex, drugs, and other mature content. I would not recommend that anyone under the age of 17 read this book, due to the mature content mentioned above. Jenny Pox is a unique book that is well worth the purchase price, and I cannot wait to start Tommy Nightmare, the second book in the Paranormal series. 

**Not recommended for readers under sixteen due to mature content**

  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2010
  • Language: English
 **I won this book from the author, J.L. Bryan, with no obligation for review**
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1 comment:

Andrea said...

I've been curious about Jenny Pox. Now I really want to read it. Great review!

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