Jump by Elisa Carbone, Viking, May 2010
P.K. wants out.  Out of town before her parents can ship her off to boarding school, and out West where she can rock climb to her heart's content.  

Critter wants out, too.  And he's ready to climb anywhere with a girl as cute as P.K. Trouble is, he doesn't know her ...yet.


ISBN 978-0-670-01185-8
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Award-winning author Elisa Carbone has written a high-adrenaline love story that will keep the pages flying.

Review excerpts

“Equal parts entertaining and provocative. An incisive reflection on endurance, independence, belonging, self-knowledge, and love.”
***Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

“This romantic adventure will please fans of both Anthony Horowitz and Meg Cabot. The climbing sequences are action-packed and intense. The short chapters, unusual topic and alternating first-person voices make this an exceptional choice for reluctant readers.”
--Kirkus Reviews

“Elisa Carbone has crafted a high-interest  teen adventure . . . Between the action and the danger, the hotness factor, the  provocative issues, and the stellar writing throughout, JUMP is the  sort of YA novel one should easily be able to sell teens on  reading.”
--Richie  Partington, MLIS

Awards and Honors

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2011
Cybils Award nominee 2010
Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee 2011-2012
Keystone State Reading Association Young Adult Book Award Nominee 2011
Georgia Peach Book Award Nominee 2012-2013
Richie's Picks Best of 2010
*Starred review Publisher's Weekly
Polish translation