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Perfect Fifths

A Jessica Darling novel

by Megan McCafferty

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Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2009
    272 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Old flames are reignited in the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series.

Captivated readers have followed Jessica through every step and misstep: from her life as a tormented, tart-tongued teenager to her years as a college grad stumbling toward adulthood. Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It's the first time she's seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier – and emotions run high.

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Praise for The Jessica Darling Series

"Megan McCafferty's hilarious coming-of-age novels are getting better as Jess gets older. ...Acidly funny, imaginatively profane and, above all, a sharp reflection of the what-do-I-do-now, postcollege dilemma." - Miami Herald

"Judy Blume meets Dorothy Parker." - The Wall Street Journal

"McCafferty looks at travails with humor as well as heart." - People

"Jessica offers brilliant and cutting insights into the world of the adolescent about-to-be-a-woman." - Chicago Sun-Times

"The books are a springboard for McCafferty’s hilarious pop-culture riffs. ... The series has won her a legion of fans, from teens and college students to twentysomethings, mothers, and the occasional grandmother." - Star-Ledger

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Megan McCafferty Author Biography

Megan McCafferty is the author of Sloppy Firsts (2001), an ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, an ALA Popular Paperback, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Its sequel, Second Helpings (2003) was also selected to the NYPL list, and was a Booklist Editor’s Pick for one of the best novels of 2003. Charmed Thirds (2006) was an instant New York Times bestseller and a NYPL pick. Fourth Comings (2007) and Perfect Fifths (2009) also made the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Booksense, Barnes and Noble, Borders and other national bestseller lists.

McCafferty edited a short story anthology called Sixteen: Stories About That Sweet and Bitter Birthday (2004). She has contributed to several fiction and nonfiction anthologies including My Little ...

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