Jump. That is what P.K. has done. A totally wild, crazy jump from a restrictive life with her family into a life of total adventure—rock-climbing out west with a guy she barely knows. At first, everything’s amazing. Not only are they climbing in awesomely beautiful national parks like Yosemite but they seem awesomely made for one another. P.K. is in heaven. And then the cops show up . . . with an arrest warrant. And P.K. has to decide who to believe: this amazing guy whom she trusts with her life—or the cops, who want her to believe that he may take her life.
Being completely honest, I read Jump too many months ago to actually remember when I exactly did read it. But, but, out of the one-hundred-something novels I’ve read throughout this year, this one has stuck to me for a plenty number of reasons.
Jump is about pushing yourself out of your comfort zones and will also push you out of your own comfort zone. This isn’t just a book about climbing, this is a book about love, life, and the adventures in between that lead you where you’re supposed to end up.
These two characters, who have never met before and have no real idea if either or can be trusted, embark on a whirlwind trip to climb some California mountains and find that learning to survive together is just one of the many obstacles these two will come to face.
I loved the realness between our two main leads, and that while they knew virtually nothing about each other, they felt they were able to connect over their passion for climbing.
I, myself have gone actual rock climbing, just two weeks ago really, and I can say that Jump have me anxiety even before I’d ever tried it out. It would probably give me double the anxiety now, but one can deal for good literature.
The plot twists in Jump were obviously unexpected, as I was alluded into thinking this would be a one track mind kind of novel solely about climbing and maybe some kissing here and there. I in no way thought I’d be thrown into a world where these two cover the bases for their personal, less-than glamorous kind of lives.
I loved the way this story was put to rest but if there was one thing I could change, it would be that. I wanted to know so much more about the characters once Id turned the final page and can only hope that maybe one day the author chooses to revisit these two.
Kids looking for something new, adventurous, and just a tad down to earth will love Jump in all it’s glory.