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Fourth Comings - Megan McCafferty
Fourth Comings
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At first it seems that she’s living the elusive New York City dream. She’s subletting an apartment with her best friend, Hope, working for a magazine that actually utilizes her psychology degree, and still deeply in love with Marcus Flutie, the charismatic addict-turned-Buddhist who first... show more
At first it seems that she’s living the elusive New York City dream. She’s subletting an apartment with her best friend, Hope, working for a magazine that actually utilizes her psychology degree, and still deeply in love with Marcus Flutie, the charismatic addict-turned-Buddhist who first captivated her at sixteen. Of course, reality is more complicated than dreamy clichés. She and Hope share bunk beds in the “Cupcake”—the girlie pastel bedroom normally occupied by twelve-year-old twins. Their Brooklyn neighborhood is better suited to “breeders,” and she and Hope split the rent with their promiscuous high school pal, Manda, and her “genderqueer boifriend.” Freelancing for an obscure journal can’t put a dent in Jessica’s student loans, so she’s eking out a living by babysitting her young niece and lamenting that she, unlike most of her friends, can’t postpone adulthood by going back to school. Yet it’s the ever-changing relationship with Marcus that leaves her most unsettled. At the ripe age of twenty-three, he’s just starting his freshman year at Princeton University. Is she ready to give up her imperfect yet invigorating post-college life just because her on-again/off-again soul mate asks her to... marry him? Jessica has one week to respond to Marcus’s perplexing marriage proposal. During this time, she gains surprising wisdom from unexpected sources, including a popular talk show shrink, a drag queen named Royalle G. Biv, and yes, even her parents. But the most shocking confession concerns two people she thought had nothing to hide: Hope and Marcus.Will this knowledge inspire Jessica to give up a world of late-night literary soirees, art openings, and downtown drunken karaoke to move back to New Jersey and be with the one man who’s gripped her heart for years? Jessica ponders this and other life choices with her signature snark and hyper-intense insight, making it the most tumultuous and memorable week of her twenty-something life.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780307346506 (0307346501)
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings
Keertana @ Ivy Book Bindings rated it
5.0
I honestly did not expect to like Fourth Comings as much as I did. If anything, I opened this book with trepidation, fully planning to give it four stars at best, but it wound up just blowing me away. While Sloppy Firsts and Charmed Thirds remain the most life-changing of all the Jessica Darling boo...
isamlq
isamlq rated it
On Jessica: I like her more in this one that I did in the third… and I might even like her here more than I did in the first and second books. She’s come a long way from the shallow, snarky, funny girl that she was in Pineville. She falls back to what she was… and still made me laugh, but overall, I...
melissawritergrrlreads
melissawritergrrlreads rated it
3.0 Fourth Comings
Different than the other books in the series for sure, but still enjoyable. Read my full review here: http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.com/2012/01/fourth-comings-megan-mccafferty.html
iola
iola rated it
Marcus proposes to Jessie, and she doesn't answer. Instead, she asks for a week to think about it, and spends the next seven days writing a journal to Marcus. BORING. Nothing happened. Jessie is 23 now - IMO, she should have grown out of the teen angst and navel-gazing. If I wanted to read that...
mollysmommyreads
mollysmommyreads rated it
4.0 Fourth Comings
Picked up the first book in the series on a whim at the library and enjoyed it so much that I went back and checked out the rest of the series.
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