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“The combination of coming-of-age, philosophical and thriller story comes together to make a fascinating and engaging book.” -The Real Bookshelves of Room 918

“A fun read with endearing characters and a quick-moving plot. Jump When Ready is not a book to miss.” – Portland Book Review

“Jump When Ready had a great paranormal twist added to it. I appreciated the subtlety of it more than anything else, the idea of ghosts and haunting doesn’t play as big a role as trust, self-realization, and essentially, coming-of-age, even if it is after death.” – Bound By Words

“Jump When Ready combines charm and suspense in a sweet way the leaves the reader completely believing in this imagined in-between world.” – Indie Reader

In the afterlife, Henry has remained with the same group of teenagers and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English “rocker” from the 60s? Add to that, Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills for making themselves noticed by the living. Is Henry’s group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted or seen only as a potential bad influence?

Before Henry can reach any conclusions, he witnesses his sister being kidnapped. He knows who did it, where she’s being held and what will happen if the kidnappers don’t get what they want. As the police chase false leads, Henry comes to realize that he’s his sister’s only hope. But for Henry to even have a chance, he has to convince a group of teenagers that dead doesn’t mean helpless.

“An engaging, poignant book that stayed with me long after I read the last word.” -Tracy E. Banghart, author of Rebel Wing

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"Well plotted, and with a surprisingly poignant ending, this is a good book by any standard."

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Well plotted, and with a surprisingly poignant ending, this is a good book by any standard.
When a tenager gets killed doing something stupid, that's the starts of his problems. He meets a group of other dead teens from various eras, discovers his family think he has committed suicide and somehow needs to tell them that he didn't, and then his sister gets kidnapped...

This is very definitely a Young Adult book, given the outlooks and apparent ages of the protagonists, and will definitely appeal to that age group. That said it is a fun read, and a fast one, for older readers.

The writing style is easy to read, and the plot moves at a good pace. This is less a ghost story than a coming-of-age story about a teen who happens to be dead and still finds himself having to grow up. The cover and formatting are thoroughly professional and there's nothing to complain about.

Teenagers of all ages, college students and the New Adult age group should all enjoy this - as should older readers who can remember what those years were like.

Rating: 4



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