Series Overview: Crazy teachers; best friends turning pretty overnight; inadvertent fashion disasters. Junior high is confusing, and Jessica Darling needs help. Enter older sister Bethany, who presents a series of "It Lists" -- instructions meant to help Jessica uphold "The Darling Domination of Popularity." In each book of the series, Jessica follows Bethany's instructions -- to mixed and often hilarious results.
Megan McCaffery's It List series introduces readers to Jessica Darling, an unabashedly brainy seventh-grader who stays true to herself, even if it means being (totally not) cool.
Book Two Overview: Jessica Darling is finally getting the hang of seventh grade! While her old BFF Bridget is busy talking (nonstop) about her new boyfriend Burke, Jessica tries to fit in with her cool new friends Sara, Manda, and Hope. An epic slumber party may help Jessica secure her spot in the it clique, but does she even want it?
* "This latest installment in the perils of Pineville Junior High can be described in just the same way as describing its title character: hilarious, sweet, and smart. This is a fun but not fluffy book; instead it provides some insightful truths about the heartbreaks of growing up, while maintaining a wicked sense of humor."
—VOYA (starred review)
"Razor-sharp writing, witty dialogue, and the genuineness of Jessica's struggles make this a sure bet for tween readers."
Megan McCafferty is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series, Bumped, and Thumped. Her work has received honors from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and son.