Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • Jumping Off Swings
  • Written by Jo Knowles
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780763652968
  • Our Price: $7.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - Jumping Off Swings

Jumping Off Swings

Written by Jo KnowlesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jo Knowles

Jumping Off Swings Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - Jumping Off Swings
  • Email this page - Jumping Off Swings
  • Print this page - Jumping Off Swings


One pregnancy. Four friends. It all adds up to a profound time of change in this poignant, sensitively written YA novel.

Ellie remembers how the boys kissed her. Touched her. How they
begged for more. And when she gave it to them, she felt loved. For a
while anyway. So when Josh, an eager virgin with a troubled home life, leads her from a party to the backseat of his van, Ellie follows. But their "one-time thing" is far from perfect: Ellie gets pregnant. Josh reacts with shame and heartbreak, while their confidantes, Caleb and Corinne, deal with their own complex swirl of emotions. No matter what Ellie chooses, all four teenagers will be forced to grow up a little faster as a result. Told alternately from each character’s point of view, this deeply insightful novel explores the aftershocks of the biggest decision of one fragile girl’s life — and the realities of leaving innocence behind.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: