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Book Review: In Between by Jenny B. Jones


Book Review In Between by Jenny B. Jones

My thoughts about In Between by Jenny B. Jones

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The book synopsis for In Between by Jenny B. Jones

In Between by Jenny B. Jones

Can we overcome our past?

Katie Parker is about to get a new life—whether she wants one or not. With her mom in prison, and her father AWOL, Katie is sent to live with a squeaky-clean family who could have their own sitcom. She launches a full-scale plan to get sent back to the girls’ home when she finds herself in over her head...and heart. When Katie and her new "wrong crowd" get into significant trouble at school, she finds her punishment is restoring a historic theater with a crazy grandma who goes by the name of Mad Maxine. In the midst of her punishment, Katie uncovers family secrets that run deep, and realizes she's not the only one with a pain-filled past. Katie must decide if she'll continue her own family’s messed up legacy or embrace a new beginning in this place called In Between.

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Discussing In Between by Jenny B. Jones

Quotes from In Between by Jenny B. Jones

Many of us girls at Sunny may not have had a real accurate sense of what home should be, but if Sunny Haven is it, please find me a pack of wolves or some killer bees to reside with instead.

I’m in a small town nightmare. Can you call it a town if there isn’t even a McDonald’s? How does a person survive without easy access to chicken nuggets?

Sure James and Millie look like nice people, but I hear a lot of psychopathic serial killers are quite charming, too.

Oh, yeah, Millie Scott, you’d better be scared. You’d better fear this. I am dangerous. I do dangerous, risky, life-threatening things all the time. Oh, who am I kidding? The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done is sit on a public toilet.

Back away from the chocolate! Drop the spoon and no one will get hurt!

“Hah! Cover-ups are for old people. I got good legs. No need to deprive the world of these gams.”

In a world that obviously just wants to chew me up and spit me out, why do I even try? If I ever did get a break in this life, I’d probably be in the bathroom and miss the call.

I am so not into poetry. I thoroughly dislike the stuff. You read a poem, and it speaks to you. You write a stupid essay on it, and the teacher tells you your interpretation is wrong, and the author is really saying something else entirely. Oh, really? Did you talk to the author yourself? No, I didn’t think so!

“So basically you’re picking me up just so you can have an excuse to have dessert.” He grips the steering wheel. “Katie, I’m a man who hasn’t had sugar in three days. I’m prepared to stoop pretty low.”

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  1. In Between sounds like an excellent read. It's the first I am hearing about the the book and author.