The Jelly Bean Crisis
The Jelly Bean Crisis
The Jelly Bean Crisis
A total meltdown. The whole school watching. Now Poppy’s an ex-straight-A with no Plan B.When Poppy Johnson throws away a full scholarship to Columbia, she can only blame the jelly beans. The yucky green ones? Midnight cram sessions and Saturday’s spent studying. The delicious red? The family legacy: Columbia, and a future in finance. Except now it’s starting to look like Poppy’s jelly bean theory is wrong. School has been her life until, but maybe it’s time to start living now.Poppy has thirty days to try a new life. No school, no studying. Just jumping into every possible world. Thirty days to find her passion, her path, and maybe even love. The Jelly Bean Crisis is officially on.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Life isn’t always a bowl full of red jelly beans.  Even Poppy Johnson, straight-A extraordinaire, main character in Jolene Stockman’s new novel, The Jelly Bean Crisis, knows that.  Poppy has lived by her infamous Jelly Bean Theory for years.  Eat the worst jelly beans first, in order to get the best ones later. The same applies to Poppy’s life.  Study for SATS.  Win the Denton Award.  Go to Columbia.  Wall Street.  The worst comes first.  Then, on to the finest jelly beans in life.  Money.  Influence.
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