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Sloppy Firsts
Sloppy Firsts: A Jessica Darling Novel | Megan McCafferty
“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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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BookishGirl06
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Currently reading this. It‘s ok but I can already tell it‘ll probably be a case where I just read the first book. But maybe that‘ll change.

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mcipher
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I was inspired by @Texreader ‘s suggestion to find your #firstpost - here‘s mine from about 2.5 years ago. I looked back through my feed and it was such a trip down memory lane! Funny how remembering what I was reading usually brings me right back to where I was and what was going on at that time (and how often I used Litsy to help me feel better when things were tough by reminding me that there is good stuff too). ❤️❤️

DivineDiana I love your first post! 4mo
mcipher @DivineDiana Awww thanks! ❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana I even tried to find it, so I could like it! 4mo
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Paperback.Propensity This looks so cool! I feel the same way when I remember reading a certain book. It's like when you hear an old song on the radio and remember the good ol days 4mo
mcipher @Paperback.Propensity Exactly!!! I tried to explain it to my husband but he just thinks I‘m weird, going away somewhere and then reading a book. But it makes memories! 😆 4mo
mcipher @DivineDiana 😆 You should definitely read this book if you haven‘t, then!! 4mo
DivineDiana I did read it! And even visited the Sculpture Park in Seattle when I visited my sister! Will tag you if I can find my posts! 😉 4mo
C.Perone That's why I sometimes like to just sit in my library and gaze at the titles--it's a trip down memory lane 😊 4mo
mcipher @C.Perone Yes! You get to remember the book and life events - so much fun!! 4mo
mcipher @DivineDiana I actually remember those posts now that you shared them again!! It was awesome to see your pictures of the garden. 😊 4mo
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ahoffkosik
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In Episode 6 of my podcast (out today!), my guest — who I‘ve known since high school IRL — and I break down the gossip, the love interests, the teenage angst, and the impact (good and bad!) of frank discussions of sex and drugs (but not rock and roll). Check out the link in my bio or search The SSR Podcast in iTunes or Google Play to listen! 💋🎧

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bookworm.krizia
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I still love it after re-reading it! Its a real witty chic-lit story. Jessica Darling is a not so darling protagonist that you will easily fall in love with. It's easy to read, exciting and filling. It made me laugh, smile and fall in love. But beware, the ending will leave you hanging! You would definitely ask for SECOND HELPINGS! :)

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Kelly
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Favorite books as a teen #riotgrams

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Kelly
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My favorite series is also a series of number titles. #riotgrams

Bookcation74 This series has been sitting on my Kindle forever - I need to get to it! 2y
Leah I love, love, LOVE this series (edited) 2y
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mklong
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Has anyone read these? I randomly found them in a storage bin with old photos when I moved and have no recollection of buying or receiving them. I hope I didn't borrow them from someone 😬 In any case, I think they #smellsliketeenspirit #junetunz

Cinfhen They look very teeny 😝 2y
Jas16 I loved those 2y
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bibli0_brain
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This section is #highschool realness.
Doing a reread of the #JessicaDarling series to inspire me in my own writing, which I hope will be this meets Rainbow Rowell. My bestie has confirmed the latter, so I need more of the sass that Ms. Darling (and author Megan McCafferty through her) conveys.
#amreading

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Bombastic_beth
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Haven't been able to finish a book in over a month! I was long overdue for a reread of this book. Jessica reminds me so much of my high school self. I even did a project in my 10th grade English class with this title (my teacher didn't love it either).

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Sometimes Rioter @alholstrom has to gush about her favorite books of all time. Because look at those spines. Jess Darling is snarky and her bff moved away and now she has to endure high school all alone. Her journals are hilarious and smart and witty and pretty true to high school times. A+.

MLVReads These are the BEST! 3y
KatyAliceReads I LOVE this series! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
TeaStories Even after all these years, I'm still in love with Marcus Flutie!💕 3y
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MissCarrieLou Oh my god I loved these books!! I need to reread them asap. 3y
bookishkris Oh, god, I devoured these! There's a fifth one, title escapes me at the moment. They're so real and funny. 3y
Gayan I loved these so much. I need to reread them. 3y
alholstrom @TeaStories Oh, he will always have a place in my heart. And I am still waiting for my real-life Marcus Flutie. 😍 3y
alholstrom @bookishkris PERFECT FIFTHS! My copy isn't the same as the other editions (UGH), so I left it out of the photo. 😁 3y
AliReads These books were SUCH a formative part of my teen reading years. In fact, it may even be time for a summertime reread... 3y
HarperPerennial Love love love this series. 3y
RebeccaSchorr Time to be byproduct these to my 13 yo. Thanks for the reminder! 3y
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