Kenneth S. Harris
- Title: Any Flavor Jellybeans but Black
- Author: Kenneth S. Harris
- ISBN: null
- Page: 249
- Format: Kindle Edition
Jason Guile is bleeding profusely and often It s not uncommon for his sneezes to be a mist of candied red This can t be good for one s health He thinks it s a shame he never got to graduate high school, go to college, get a job, and so on and so on But he figures he may as well live life to the fullest while he still has it No one can bleed all the time and go on liviJason Guile is bleeding profusely and often It s not uncommon for his sneezes to be a mist of candied red This can t be good for one s health He thinks it s a shame he never got to graduate high school, go to college, get a job, and so on and so on But he figures he may as well live life to the fullest while he still has it No one can bleed all the time and go on living, right Risk is no longer a concern Yet, every time he catches a whiff of licorice flavored jellybeans, a chill runs the length of his body He remembers his first experience involving death his Aunt Dolly s funeral at age five His mother s comfort to him Her favorite snack black, licorice flavored jellybeans Unfortunately, Carly loves them too even her lip gloss often reeks of black licorice Carly Henson has been Jace s best friend since they were kids, and has always been prone to accident or so it always seemed Carly shows up at Jace s after midnight with a black eye, busted lip, and purple bruises all about her neck and back She has a confession to make She s not accident prone her father is an abusive, alcoholic asshole Jace finds new purpose in his existence He can t die Not yet Carly needs him The two embark on a journey to free Carly of her father s rage Her only salvation seems to be her 18th birthday, and Jace is determined to keep her safe until she can move out and never receive her father s bashings again The two are racing the clock, counting down to February 19th But the stench of black jellybeans is a constant reminder that Jace is running a race of his own one that we all eventually lose.
Recent Comments "Any Flavor Jellybeans but Black"
The title of this book intrigued me from the get-go. I HATE black jellybeans or black licorice. The smell alone makes me sick. Therefore, I felt an immediate connection to the book. Secondly, I love the cover. Very clever.This is a story of young love, of friendship, of wanting to do the right thing, but maybe not knowing exactly what the right thing is to do. It's a story of becoming an adult--and being expected to act like one--even though you're not quite considered one.The writing is impecca [...]
“Any Flavor Jellybeans but Black” is not your typical YA story; it’s actually both sad and sweet, hopeless and inspirational and incredibly deep. Jace is an ordinary teenager who goes to school and loves hanging out with his two best friends - Carly and Alan. The only thing that differentiates him from the rest of his peers is that any minor injury or even such an innocent incident as simple sneezing causes him to bleed profusely. Keeping his secret to himself, he adopts a fatalist’s app [...]
Fantastic book. Kenneth Harris's dark humour drew me in from the beginning and his easy-going writing style had me flying through the pages. The is a YA novel with real substance- the characters are multi-layered and real and the plot is deep and action packed. A gripping and really enjoyable read for teens and adults alike. Harris is a refreshingly new author to me and I'm looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next!
I want to start out by saying that this book is not the genre that usually sits on my bookshelf, as I can have a hard time becoming attached to a coming of age tale, or that of a teenage plot line. That being said, I finished this book without putting it down (Okay, I had read two chapters ages ago, got distracted by the fall air and there it sat on my bookshelf). When I picked it up again I started from the beginning, because I wanted to be sure I was experiencing the whole story, and I did not [...]
OK, this book has a unique storyline and there were times when I was straight-up laughing out loud, no matter where I was. Even though there was a melancholic theme where the main character has a bleeding disorder and thinks he's going to die anytime, there was a lot of comedy with an entertaining plot theme. The main character is witty and charming, and his love for his best friend is contagious. I recommend anyone to read this!
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