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Jessica Darling's It List

The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection
By Megan McCafferty (Trade Paperback, 2014)
I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high:

1. My best friend had turned pretty.
2. She didn't know it yet.
3. It wouldn't be long before she did.
4. That knowledge would change everything between us.
5. And there wasn't a thing I could do about it.

It's the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's hilarious new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316244985

    • On Sale Date: 08/12/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Poppy

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high:

1. My best friend had turned pretty.
2. She didn't know it yet.
3. It wouldn't be long before she did.
4. That knowledge would change everything between us.
5. And there wasn't a thing I could do about it.

It's the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's hilarious new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.

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.
  • "Readers meeting Jessica for the first time will be charmed by this authentic and funny girl who makes well-tread territory feel as new as a pair of first-day-of-school sneakers." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Jessica is a winning heroine, and as she stumbles and fumbles (and literally falls flat on her face), readers will laugh alongside her and, yes, cheer as she comes into her authentic self." (Booklist).

  • "Brief characterizations of teachers and students are often humorously spot-on, and rules, such as those for cutting lines, fully capture the junior high social scene in all its often distressing ignominy."  (Kirkus Reviews).

  • "Told in the hilariously authentic voice of a preteen girl, this book will have readers laughing out loud at Jessica's high jinks, especially her disastrous stint as the school's mascot." (School Library Journal).

  • "I loved meeting Megan McCafferty's hilarious and irrepressible Jessica Darling in Sloppy Firsts. Now, I'm thrilled to turn back the clock and watch her navigate the highs and lows of seventh grade. I laughed and cheered for her and so will you." (Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers and 13 Gifts).

  • "My long lost friend Jessica Darling is back! I feel so lucky to have a peek into her middle school years in Megan McCafferty's sparkly new series. How I've missed you so, Jessica Darling!" (Jenny Han, New York Times bestselling author of the Summer series and Shug).

  • "Jessica Darling won't really tell you how to be popular; instead she'll mock and subvert the entire middle-school popularity system while you laugh hysterically. Trust me, you'll adore her ten different ways." (E. Lockhart, author of The Boyfriend List and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks).

  • Praise for the Jessica Darling series:

    "A hilarious trip down memory lane. You'll laugh out loud -- and cringe -- as this first novel by McCafferty takes you back to the soap opera that was high school."
    (Glamour on Sloppy Firsts).

  • "There's no reason this witty sequel, with an even more exhilarating and genuine take on teendom, shouldn't reach the head of the class." (Boston Herald on Second Helpings).

  • "The snappy writing, au courant wordplay and easy-to-relate-to plot turns will keep eager teens -- and teens-at-heart -- turning the pages." (Publishers Weekly on Charmed Thirds).

  • "Every cool girl I know loves Jessica Darling." (hellogiggles.com).

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Jessica Darling's It List
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 240
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316244985
  • On Sale Date: 08/12/2014
Jessica Darling's It List