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“My parents suck ass Banning me from the phone and restricting my computer privileges are the most tyrannical parental gestures I can think of Don’t they realize that Hope’s the only one who keeps me sane? I don’t see how things could get any worse”When her best friend Hope Weaver moves away from Pineville New Jersey hyperobservant sixteen year old Jessica Darling is devastated A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home Jessica feels lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone How is she supposed to deal with the boy and shopping crazy girls at school her dad’s obsession with her track meets her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding and her nonexistent love life?A fresh funny utterly compelling fiction debut by first time novelist Megan McCafferty Sloppy Firsts is an insightful true to life look at Jessica’s predicament as she embarks on another year of teenage torment from the dark days of Hope’s departure through her months as a type A personality turned insomniac to her completely mixed up feelings about Marcus Flutie the intelligent and mysterious “Dreg” who works his way into her heart Like a John Hughes for the twenty first century Megan McCafferty taps into the inherent humor and drama of the teen experience This poignant hilarious novel is sure to appeal to readers who are still going through it as well as those who are grateful that they don’t have to go back and grow up all over again


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    If you haven’t heard of the Jessica Darling Series before thenwell you’ve been living under a rock that’s what If however you’re like me and have seen the gushing reviews for this all over the place and somehow never picked it upwell don’t make the same mistake I did of waiting for months before reading this pick it up now Seriously this series is just that good It’s funny it’s quirky and it’s hilarious but it is also deep provocative compelling and is most certain to strike a cord within your heart When Hope Jessica’s best friend moves away Jessica is heart broken She must now suffer through sopho year alone stuck with a group of “friends” who she secretly despises a mother who is concerned about her lack of a boyfriend than anything else a father who is constantly behind her back to train for track a sister who is getting married in a matter of months and bad boy Marcus Flutie who is giving her an unusual amount of attention It might just be sopho year but Jessica is stressed beyond belief and she must struggle to find who she is beneath all the layers of ‘fake’ she wears to please everyone else in her life Jessica Darling has quickly become one of my favorite protagonists of all time I kid you not Jessica is sensible she is intelligent she is sarcastic she is quirky she is funny without meaning to be she is dramatic when she wants to be she is observant and she is so afraid to be herself that I just want to give her a hug Jessica Darling is like every teenage girl in the world she has her insecurities her embarrassing moments her random crushes on older guys her difficulties with finding true friendships her bad days and the days when she just wants to get rid of her family altogether I don’t think I’ve ever clicked with a protagonist so easily and I loved that about Jessica I loved that she could understand me and I could understand her and than a book character and reader friendship it felt like a best friend friendship Jessica’s narration is one that you cannot help but love and believe me you won’t want her story to end or stop you’ll just want to keep reading even until the early hours of dawn While Sloppy Firsts is an utterly character driven novel steered by a protagonist I absolutely loved and who wasn’t afraid to point out and notice all the flaws in herself what made me love this novel as much as I did were the issues it undertook Admit it High School was the worst four years of your life It’s a jungle of people trying to fit in and 99% of the people you meet only care about themselves so really it’s just a brutal climb to the top of the social ladder or if you attend my high school the top of the ‘Highest GPA’ ladder So while many novels tackle on the hidden truths behind real high schools I feel as if McCafferty does it the best She does it in a way that is funny but also drives her point across She uses Jessica not only as a character that is easy to understand but one that is easy to look up to admire take inspiration from and learn from as well which I love Sloppy Firsts is not only the type of book you finish wanting to read it again or pick up the sequel because of its cliffhanger ending but it is also the type of book you finish feeling wiser about the world in general and I love that It isn’t just another chick flick high school drama – it has a purpose and it fulfills that purpose beautifully Nevertheless the best part about Sloppy Firsts is the fact that the two most influential people in Jessica’s life Hope and Marcus are conspicuously absent for most of it Hope is literally in a different state but Marcus who is so sweet and smart and funny and ohmygosh swoooon only makes an appearance during the second half of this novel I loved this simply because it left so much room for Jessica to grow and learn by herself Further sometimes the best people in our lives aren’t and simply can’t always be with us which I found so realistic Even your crush who you think is always with you is really only in your brain 99% of the time Seriously think back to all your crushes – how many times did you really interact? While Marcus and Jessica interact quite a bit in the second half of this story they have their distances too which I appreciated I loved how their romance was a slow build up of the sexual tension between them a deeper understanding of their personality and the ability to make a marked impact on each others lives In other words it totally sucked me in and I’m flying high off the drug character that is Marcus Flutie In summary Sloppy Firsts is a must read It’s a novel that you will instantly connect with instantly love and will constantly re read It’s funny while tackling serious issues hilarious while representing a true form of high school and teenage life and it has one of the best female heroines to grace Contemporary YA Fiction Far from being sloppy Sloppy Firsts is a riveting beginning to a series that is sure to become a favorite and will leave you anxiously waiting for I do mean this in the literal sense because until you get your hands on Second Helpings you will lose sleep over Marcus and Jessica You don’t think characters can affect your life so deeply? Yeah tell me that after you finish this novel You can read this review and on my blog Ivy Book Bindings