In Between by Jenny B. Jones ~ review

In Between by Jenny B Jones: Book Cover
My Review: I loved this book! I've never read anything by Ms. Jones before, but I'd heard so many good things about her books that I thought I'd give her a shot. And I was blow away! I laughed till my sides hurt and well past midnight!

Katie was far from perfect character, she wasn't an especially troubled one, with severe problems either (the kind that don't make any sense). She is a normal girl, whose mom is in prison for selling drugs, who has been put into foster care by the state. Katie tries to make sense of her life, and fit in with her new family and friends. She makes a  couple wrong turns along the way, but Katie Parker is finding her way!

I loved the way that Ms. Jones made Katie Parker, and the other characters so 3-D. I felt like I knew the characters after reading his book, really knew them. And that doesn't happen that often for me.
One of my favorite characters was Maxine, Katie's Foster Grandma, she was one of the main reasons I laughed as much and as hard as I did. Maxine had this way of "just saying it," that made me chortle incessantly.

This is a book for teen girls that is a head and shoulders above the hand full of other books I have read from this genre. I would mostly recommend this book to teen girls, because it's pretty obvious from the cover and everything else that it is a teen girl book. I don't think members of the opposite sex would dare to read it!

The story was engaging a hard to put down, (sometimes I had to put it down because I was laughing too hard). I found Katie very relatable, and the dialog was out of this world GREAT! Katie has this  amazing dry humor, even if you're not typically a dry humor person, (I'm not) you'll find yourself laughing along with her adventures.

Katie learns important lessons about fitting in, and about who God is, in this fast paced. lighthearted, read from Jenny B. Jones. I highly recommend this book! I chortled well into the night, so much, that my parents threatened to take it away so that I could sleep! You don't want to miss it!
ISBN-13: 978-1-60006-098-4

Buy it HERE

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as
part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The
opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal
Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and
Testimonials in Advertising."

Special thanks to Erin from Navpress Publishers & Navpress Publishers for providing me with this book for the review.


  1. I've heard good things about this one -- and I love the cover. Plus, with realistic charcters and an author's name like Jenny B. Jones (it reminds me of the Junie B. Jones books), how could it not be good? Thanks for the review!

  2. You will enjoy it! Great teen book. I think you'll like it! You're welcome!


I love to hear from you!