Tricycle Press, Hardcover, 9781582463346, 224pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
High school junior Brinkley Harper is beautiful, wealthy, admired, and powerful--until the day she wakes up in the body of a classmate she wouldn’t be caught dead hanging out with.
Goth girl Miranda is everything Brinkley isn’t: she won't leave the house in anything but black, her family life is in tatters, she’s practically invisible at school, and she’s hiding a dark secret. As Brinkley experiences Miranda’s life from the inside out, she’s forced to consider the world from a very different point-of-view. But this won’t be Brinkley's last “jump,” and each time she lives a day in another classmate’s body, Brinkley not only begins to feel empathy for others, she also begins to glimpse the fears, vulnerabilities, and disappointments behind her own perfect façade. By experiencing the world as somebody else, Brinkley may finally learn to understand herself.
A contemporary fantasy featuring a gutsy heroine and fast-paced action, Jump explores the transformation of a girl who never knew she needed one.
GINGER RUE has written for Girls' Life, Teen Vogue, and Seventeen magazines, and was the advice columnist for Sweet 16. Her first novel, Brand New Emily, was published by Tricycle Press in 2009. She lives in Northpoint, Alabama.
Review, Booklist, September 1, 2010:
"...humorous and engaging..."
Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2010:
"Brinkley’s journey of personal transformation will linger with readers endeavoring to define themselves."
Review, Parkersburg News & Sentinel, October 25, 2010:
"Part "Quantum Leap" and part "Mean Girls" this is a book to get teen girls thinking about cliques."