“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,... show more
“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 more 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.
Publish date: August 28th 2001
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 298
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
Series: Jessica Darling (#1)
Sloppy Firsts is written in a way that is very similar to the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart - a series that I thoroughly enjoyed. Through Jessica Darling's journal entries and letters to her best friend, Hope, readers get to experience the mess that is high school right alongside her. As a resul...
Loved it. Will be reading more of this series.
Dear Jessica Darling...... what are you? This book has left me feeling extremely conflicted. Jessica and I did not get along at first. In fact, when I was about a third of the way through, I was totally ready to throw the book across the room and just call it a day. This girl complains about everyth...
I finally read another much beloved book in the YA blogging community, which always makes me nervous in case I don’t feel the same way as almost everyone else. And, unfortunately, that was the case with this book. My biggest issue with this book was the blatant slutshaming and general over-the-top...
Loved this book so, so, so, so much!Despite not being 16 anymore, a brainiac like Jessica, or a child from a different generation so practically all of the cultural references were lost on me, I could really relate to this book. Jessica's voice made me want to laugh and cry because of how profoundly...