Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she's more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he's at a Buddhist college in California?); and she's making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.
With hilarious insight, the hyperobservant Jessica Darling struggles through her college years - and the summers in between - while maintaining her usual mix of wit, cynicism, and candor. Age: Teen Girls.
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".... easy-to-relate-to plot turns will keep eager teens - and teens-at-heart - turning the pages, but designating a high school romance as the novel's primary engine leaves the story stagnant." - PW.
"Surprisingly mature and witty novel that should snag more than a few adult readers who well remember their college years." - Kirkus
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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 Editors 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, Publishers 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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