Jinx by Meg Cabot
Review by Janet, Volunteer, Rincon Valley Library
Jean Honeychurch arrives on the doorsteps of her aunt and uncle's New York city home, escaping a love-sick stalker. This is just one in a series of mishaps in Jean's life that has earned her the nickname Jinx. But life in a cozy Manhattan apartment isn't all it is cracked up to be. Her cousin Tory - or rather Torrence, as she insists on being called, is making life quite difficult for Jean. She insists that Jean and herself are descendants of a bonafied witch, a talent for magic that passes to the first born daughter of every generation. But thist ime, she thinks there may be two witches. She insists that Jean join her coven, but when she refuses and seems to be growing closer to Zac, Torry's neighbor and long time crush -- things begin to get a bit ugly. Will Jean delve into her magical past to protect herself and those she loves or will she become the victim of Torry's dark interpretation of the craft? Meg Cabot's tale of witch craft, teenage love, and prep school recalls the cliquishness of Gossip Girl unified with the nineties movie on high school covens, The Craft. The underdog driven plot is thoroughly enterataining. Cute and compelling!