Review: Jump by Elisa Carbone

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Jump. That is what P.K. has done. A totally wild, crazy jump from a restrictive life with her family into a life of total adventure—rock-climbing out west with a guy she barely knows. At first, everything’s amazing. Not only are they climbing in awesomely beautiful national parks like Yosemite but they seem awesomely made for one another. P.K. is in heaven. And then the cops show up . . . with an arrest warrant. And P.K. has to decide who to believe: this amazing guy whom she trusts with her life—or the cops, who want her to believe that he may take her life.

Description taken from Goodreads.


JUMP really wasn’t everything I expected or wanted it to be. I really disliked PK and I thought that the author’s attempt at putting mental illness in a story made it smaller than it actually is. I definitely wouldn’t recommend JUMP for people who aren’t climbing junkies, and not for people who don’t like books where they don’t like bad characters.

Here’s the thing: the climbing is the only thing that really stands out about JUMP. Otherwise, this is a story about a girl who randomly runs away from home with a complete stranger because she doesn’t want to go to a school she hasn’t even given a chance yet.

Newsflash PK: not everything that happens to people is because they want it to happen. Of course, she doesn’t realize she’s being a complete brat at all.

Also, before she runs away, she decided that telling each and every single one of her friends exactly where she’s going.

The one upside to Critter is that he manages to use his brain for one second and point this out.

But there a ton of downsides to Critter as well, and he’s not exactly a charmer. He’s actually pretty creepy. But hey, why not?

When I wasn’t disliking Critter and PK and their whole hey-let’s-run-away scheme, JUMP was busy being boring. Honestly, I really wasn’t one for this book at all. Instead I would recommend a book like AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR. 2 stars.

pg count for the hardback: 272

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