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Megan McCafferty

Author of Sloppy Firsts

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About the Author

Megan McCafferty hails from Bayville, New Jersey, and moved to Brooklyn and Manhattan before settling in Princeton, New Jersey. She attended the University of Richmond before transferring to Columbia University to earn a bachelor's degree in English. After graduation, McCafferty worked in magazine show more publishing as an editor for Cosmopolitan, YM, and Fitness magazines. She began her writing career with writing short stories and articles for various teen magazines. She is the author of the popular books series, Jessica Darling. The latest book in the series, Perfect Fifths, was published on April 14, 2009. It's the only book in the series told in third person from the alternating perspectives of Jessica Darling and her long-time love, Marcus Flutie. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Contributor — 320 copies
My Little Red Book (2009) — Contributor — 163 copies

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Really funny and enjoyable read. A little too much sex but whatever. I still don't understand Marcus's appeal and I hope they're not together by the end of this series.
 
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sweetimpact | 27 other reviews | Jan 18, 2024 |
So I started following this blog called Forever YA (for those who are a little less Y and a little more A). They have some great scientific analyses of Peeta vs. Gale.

Anywho, the Jessica Darling series kept coming up on this blog, which inspired me to go back and read it, even though it came out when I myself was still a teenager (though just barely).

What can I say? If I could dig out my own diaries from high school, I feel like they would read as if in the voice of Jessica. It was almost scary. I, too, agonized over things that didn't matter and was even more agonized that I was agonizing over things that didn't matter. I, too, was seen by my friends as a cynical brainiac, while I was completely baffled by their happiness. (I was not, however, skinny, a runner, or in love with a hot bad boy who actually talked to me.)

In terms of realism, I have to give this an A . In terms of enjoyability, it wavers between an A- and an F because it's painful for me to think too hard about my wonder years.

When I finished I immediately downloaded the second one and quickly devoured it.
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LibrarianDest | 64 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
* I got this book for review for the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I really loved this 90 romp and found it to the the prefect summer read. This read features some of my favorite elements including flash from the back friendship, summer jobs, mystery elements and a one location. I thought this book tackled self discovery so much. I really loved how this book tackled 90 elements. I felt this book was a fun read. It was a book that made me smile. This book is def one i would rec if you like morgan matson and or Kasie west.… (more)
 
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lmauro123 | 11 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |
* I got this book for review for the publisher for my honest thoughts*

I really loved this 90 romp and found it to the the prefect summer read. This read features some of my favorite elements including flash from the back friendship, summer jobs, mystery elements and a one location. I thought this book tackled self discovery so much. I really loved how this book tackled 90 elements. I felt this book was a fun read. It was a book that made me smile. This book is def one i would rec if you like morgan matson and or Kasie west.… (more)
 
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lmauro123 | 11 other reviews | Dec 28, 2023 |

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