Unlimited [Suspense Book] ↠ Jumpstart the World - by Catherine Ryan Hyde ↠


  • Title: Jumpstart the World
  • Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • ISBN: 9780375866654
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Elle is a loner She doesn t need people Which is a good thing, because she s on her own she had to move into her own apartment so her mother s boyfriend won t have to deal with her.Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door He s older and has a girlfriend, but Elle can t stop thinking about him Frank isn t like anyone Elle has ever met He listens to her He sElle is a loner She doesn t need people Which is a good thing, because she s on her own she had to move into her own apartment so her mother s boyfriend won t have to deal with her.Then she meets Frank, the guy who lives next door He s older and has a girlfriend, but Elle can t stop thinking about him Frank isn t like anyone Elle has ever met He listens to her He s gentle And Elle is falling for him, hard But Frank is different in a way that Elle was never prepared for he s transgender And when Elle learns the truth, her world is turned upside down Now she ll have to search inside herself to find not only the true meaning of friendship but her own role in jumpstarting the world.Tender, honest, and compassionate, Jumpstart the World is a stunning story to make you laugh, cry, and honor the power of love.
    Catherine Ryan Hyde
    I am the author of than 30 published and forthcoming books, including ALLIE AND BEA, SAY GOODBYE FOR NOW, LEAVING BLYTHE RIVER, ASK HIM WHY, WORTHY, THE LANGUAGE OF HOOFBEATS, TAKE ME WITH YOU, WHERE WE BELONG, WHEN I FOUND YOU, WALK ME HOME, SECOND HAND HEART, DON T LET ME GO, and WHEN YOU WERE OLDER I m an avid hiker, traveler, equestrian, and amateur photographer, and have released my first book of photos, 365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL WORLD.I am co author, with fellow author and publishing industry blogger Anne R Allen, of HOW TO BE A WRITER IN THE E AGE A SELF HELP GUIDE.My novel PAY IT FORWARD was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into than 23 languages for distribution in over 30 countries The paperback was released in October 2000 by Pocket Books and quickly became a national bestseller Simon Schuster released PAY IT FORWARD YOUNG READERS EDITION in August of 14 It is suitable for kids as young as eight A special Fifteenth Anniversary Edition of the original PAY IT FORWARD was released in December of 14You can learn much about me at catherineryanhyde


    Commentaires:

    Vee S
    Sigh. I just would like to stop with the books about a cis character encountering a trans person. Like. Is it really SUCH a shocking experience that we need whole books about it? Is it really.

    Schuyler Esperanza
    I could say this book is an important contribution to the LGBTQ reading community, and it is--but that would be selling the book far too short. Jumpstart the World is indeed an important tale, but it's a grace to many groups: to those of us who have experienced unrequited love, to those of us who ache to belong but are not "mainstream," to we who continually make mistakes but have a strong and gentle heart. In short, this book is for everybody. It would melt the heart of the most hardened homoph [...]

    Susan
    Hyde flirts with didacticism, even if she doesn't outright commit to it. There are a lot of choices characters make in order to drive the story along in the right direction: Elle's mother abandons her daughter alone halfway across town; Elle is a loner with no friends and apparently no other family; even Elle's cat wants nothing to do with her; Elle cuts her hair and gets bullied at school for being gay; Elle makes friends with a group of gay students (except that Annabel has a prominent birthma [...]

    Shona
    I would not classify this book as queer fiction because it's not about LGBT people. It's about using LGBT people as a prop to teach a heterosexual girl that being different is okay.Elle gets booted out of her home and into an apartment because her mother's new boo does not want her to be around. Elle meets neighbor Frank, crushes on neighbor Frank, freaks out when she discovers neighbor Frank is trans, learns some lessons, becomes a better person.Elle also does not want friends, at all!, yet she [...]

    M.E. Tudor
    This is the first book I've read by Catherine Ryan Hyde. The story was well written but, as a parent, I had a hard time with the part about Elle being set up in an apartment by her mother at sixteen, especially since they live in New York. I found that part unrealistic. And I didn't like Elle so I had a hard time relating to her and what was happening her life. I'd picked the book up at my library because I was interested in reading about transgender characters and I liked her portrayal of Frank [...]

    Jade
    Okay so I had to read this book for book club and let me tell you, it's god awful. If you think this book is a good representation of the LGBTQIA+ community, you're sadly mistaken. Not only does this book sound like it was written by a third grader, but the characters are nothing more than their sexual/gender identity. Elle is the only one that isn't because the only thing her character even does is do things in spite of others (getting the cat to piss off her mom, cut her hair because her mom l [...]

    Angel
    I was really looking forward to reading this book. I finally found a YA book about gender! However this book was actually such a disappointment. It has terrible narration, dialogue, and boring characters. The narrator has a really negative attitude towards anything LGBTQ+ and freaks out and is so defensive about being called gay and even about the thought of someone being transgender. She kicks people out of her apartment for even having the thought This book is really bad and was a struggle to [...]

    Christine Hamman
    so this book is titled after a quote from one of the most significant characters in the book. sometimes we do things to jumpstart the world into doing what it knows it should. this is not a book meant to change minds, its meant to move the stagnant. I would not give this book to my homophobic students, but I would give it to their friend who stands off quietly to the side, wondering what their role in everything should be. oh and the recurring cat motif was extra awesome. I kind of wish I had a [...]

    Jacob
    A short good book on accepting differences in people. I mainly read it, because Catherine's writing is like a comfort to me. We all find authors we love that is me and Catherine Ryan Hyde; we may go steady soon.

    Danielle
    Abandoned across town in a brand new apartment, Elle is left with a living room of boxes each full with items she could care less about, and a cat who would rather hide in the closet than come anywhere near a human being. Only when she meets her new neighbor, Frank, does she begin to feel a flicker of life return to her body. Although for Elle, the life she’s about to embark on is one she couldn’t have imagined if she tried. Forced to discover the importance of another’s individual worth E [...]

    Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries)
    This review first appeared on my blog: knittingandsundries/20At 15, Elle isn't old enough to be on her own, but her mother's boyfriend doesn't want her around. Rather than being a good mom and telling the boyfriend to take a hike, Elle's mom rents an apartment across town for her to live in. In defiance, Elle chops off her hair and heads to her new high school looking a bit worse for the wear. She also chooses the ugliest cat she could find at the pound to irritate her beauty-obsessed mother. To [...]

    Gaby Melara
    This book called "Jumpstart the World" is about a sixteen years old girl name Elle who's relationship with her mother is not the best. Her mom basically chooses her boyfriend over her,so she sent her to live in a apartment by herself where she meets this guy named Frank who is many years older than her. Since she saw Frank from the very first time she liked him and can not stop thinking about him. Since Elle moved to her new apartment Frank have offer her his friendship and helped her in many th [...]

    Tara
    I read this book in one sitting. I was a little afraid that this book would be maudlin and preachy. I was pleasantly surprised. Catherine Ryan Hyde showed both restraint and skill when writing this book. Obviously this book would be wonderful for LGBTQ teens to read. It is important to be able to see yourself reflected in literature. But in a way I almost feel as if it is a more important book to share with people who do not have a connection with that community. The beauty of literature is that [...]

    Liza Gilbert
    I read Hyde's Pay It Forward when it was first published over 10 years ago. I remember enjoying it, but finding the ridiculously emotional plot twists to be about as over the top as they could get. I passed on watching the movie version.I was curious about this book, written for teens, with such a hot-button-issue premise. I figured it would be a tome designed for dozens of ridiculously emotional plot twists.While there were some plot twists, I felt they were completely reasonable, and the singu [...]

    Ana
    A lo largo del año pasado me dediqué a buscar y leer novelas juveniles con personajes LGBT, leí algunas muy buenas, otras no tanto, algunas me dieron muchas ganas de volver a ser adolescente para disfrutarlas desde ese momento de mi vida. De las que he leído esta es una de las mejores. Me gustó mucho porque uno de los personajes es un hombre trans y lo mejor es que no es desde la perspectiva de la persona trans sino de las personas con quién se relaciona, es específicamente la historia de [...]

    Kebby
    I thought this book was really well written, and very emotional for me as an FTM, because it all was very real to me. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is a perfect glimpse into teen life, as well as the lives of people who care about transgender individuals.

    Thorn MotherIssues
    I'd love to read a good YA book about a transman, but this isn't it. Nothing was plausible, up to and including the magical pixie gay. Oh, and character "development."

    Jessica
    I really enjoyed this book, and it was a quick read! Elle’s mom basically kicks her out. Before Elle moves to her new apartment, Elle decides to go to the shelter and gets a one eyed cat. Elle likes this cat but mainly gets him because her mother would hate it. She names him Toto after Toto in the Wizard of Oz. While Elle is moving into her new apartment, Frank introduces himself and that he is her neighbor. Right way, Elle knows that she is going to like Frank. At the beginning of the book, E [...]

    Ck361
    This was my first book by the author. I did like the book overall, mostly because it discussed an interesting subject that I didn't know much about. Interestingly, I couldn't picture my "Frank" in my head. The only person I could think of was Chaz Bono, so that's who I envisioned for Frank! Not sure how many other people did. After reading the book I went and watched Chaz's documentary and learned more about the subject. So on that level, it really helped educate me and I'm proud of the book for [...]

    Julieta Perez
    Touched on many themes, including taking on the responsibilities of becoming an adult, meeting and accepting people from all walks of life, and accepting your own flaws and self worth. The plot itself was flimsy, a 15 year old set up in her own apartment and new school so mom can be alone with her boyfriend. It felt like the beginning of a very good book and sometimes, it got there. Other times, I felt that the author just skimmed over the story and there wasn't much depth. I wish she had double [...]

    Ann Vavolizza
    This book presents an interior view into an adolescent girl’s evolving relationship with an older neighbor. This friendship is complicated and challenged by the neighbor’s own complication. (Trying to avoid spoilers here.)In short, I found this to be an illustrative characterization of a young woman and her deepening maturity and wisdom.

    Kathy Oaster
    A wonderful story that deals with unexpected friendship. Although it deals with the complicated transgender topic, it was done in a beautifully realistic way. Hyde introduces the reader to what life would be like being transgender and how people sometimes react to transgender people. It also talks about friendship, loneliness and the career of photography.

    Jacqueline Ridge
    Sure, this book is a book about a trans person as told from a white girl with great ignorance. It's easy to poke holes. However, for white girls with great ignorance about such things, it's a great start to the conversation about acceptance, equality, and friendship. I couldn't put it down.

    sharon heffelbower
    Such wonderful insight. I feel like I spent my life not knowing that people could be that perceptive. Especially teens. Loved reading this book and am going to read more from this author.

    Aaron
    Reader ReviewAll too often we judge people before we get to know them, and too often we stereotype people. This novel is recommended to all of those who have ever unfairly judge another person.

    Debby
    I stumbled on this book by "accident" and decided to listen to it anyway. Very thougth provoking subject matter; handled very well, I thought. I'm gld I read it.

    Sara Cornett
    A short and sweet tale of a girl's coming of age and understanding sexuality of others. A little preachy, but a cute story overall.

    Shari Wiemer
    I liked this book a lot, though I would have liked it better if I hadn't read the summary first that gave away the plot.

    Trisha
    The Short and Sweet of ItElle finds herself crushing on her next door neighbor in this moving coming-of-age story. A simply told tale, Jumpstart the World lightly questions sexuality and the role gender identity plays while simultaneously looking at the role of friendship in a young girl's life.A Bit of a RambleWhen Elle's mother kicks her out because of her boyfriend, Elle moves into her own apartment, right next door to Frank and Molly. Frank is different; he's gentle and listens to her and ma [...]

    Maggie Desmond-O'Brien
    If any of my readers bore witness to my Friday night Twitter frenzy, you'll know I was in the midst of frantic revisions to a short story for a contest, and that I didn't take it very well. I still think that story is a piece of crap and can't believe that I actually submitted it, like getting-nasty-adrenaline-tingles-every-time-I-think-about-someone-reading-it kind of can't believe I actually submitted it. It's the first short story I've let anybody read in three years, because writing is terri [...]

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