Contemporary young adult fiction, The Jelly Bean Crisis, follows a high-achieving teenager who decides to give up her plans for college and a family legacy, to find a dream of her own. Poppy jumps into different worlds looking for her passion, and finds love along the way.
An inspiring coming of age story about the choices we make, and the sometimes bumpy road to happiness, The Jelly Bean Crisis is sure to change the way readers live their lives – and eat their jelly beans!
From the back cover:
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.
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Ultra-enthusiastic author and TEDx speaker Jolene Stockman is tangata whaitakiwatanga (autistic). This fast-talking, big thinking Kiwi is excited to empower autistics – and the neurotypicals who love them – with her vision of the world. Jolene lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand.