In the afterlife, Henry has remained with the same group of teenagers, and he keeps wondering why. After all, what could he possibly have in common with a Mohawk-sporting punker from the 80s, a roller skater from the 70s with a thing for kimonos, and an English "rocker" from the 60s? Henry can hear the other groups but he never sees them. Soon, Henry learns that his new friends all possess unique skills that allow them to be noticed by the living. Is Henry's group kept isolated because of their abilities? If so, are they considered gifted, or seen only as a potential bad influence?
Before Henry can reach any conclusions, he witnesses his sister being kidnapped. He knows who did it, where she's being held, and what will happen if the kidnappers don't get what they want. As the police chase false leads, Henry comes to realize that he's his sister's only hope. But for Henry to even have a chance he has to convince a group of teenagers that dead doesn't mean helpless.
"The combination of coming-of-age, philosophical and thriller story comes together to make a fascinating and engaging book." (The Real Bookshelves of Room 918)
"A fun read with endearing characters and a quick-moving plot. Jump When Ready is not a book to miss." (Portland Book Review)
"Jump When Ready had a great paranormal twist added to it. I appreciated the subtlety of it more than anything else, the idea of ghosts and haunting doesn't play as big a role as trust, self-realization, and essentially, coming-of-age, even if it is after death." (Bound by Words)
"Jump When Ready combines charm and suspense in a sweet way the leaves the reader completely believing in this imagined in-between world." (Indie Reader)
"An engaging, poignant book that stayed with me long after I read the last word." (Tracy E. Banghart, author of Rebel Wing)
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