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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Quick Review: Jenny Pox

Title:  Jenny Pox
Author:  J.L. Bryan
Publisher:  CreateSpace
Publication Date:  July 24, 2009

Goodreads Description:
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.

Not recommended for readers under sixteen due to mature content.

Quick Thoughts:
I felt so sorry for Jenny not being able to touch anyone or have any real physical contact even with her father.  She must work very hard to keep her poisonous skin from contacting anyone else, but she manages and even attends school.  I couldn't imagine not being able to hug my daughter like Jenny's father.  He must cover himself from head to toe so that he doesn't come in contact with her skin.  When Seth came along and Jenny realizes she can touch him and not hurt him, her life changes.  She can feel a real touch and have real kisses.  Of course there has to be some evil mean person and that is Seth's girlfriend, Ashley.  She has always had it in for Jenny and things get worse when Jenny and Seth want to be together.

I really liked this book.  I was glad to see the last line of the synopsis from goodreads said "Not recommended for readers under sixteen due to mature content."  There were some VERY descriptive scenes in Jenny Pox.  I will read Tommy Nightmare and Alexander Death.

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