The first book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series
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 novel, 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, 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.
“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
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Jessica is going to be your new best friend. The girl who "gets" you, who tries to buck the mainstream as well as anyone can in high school, who writes her most private, honest, hilarious thoughts down for you to read and relate to. And, you do relate, effortlessly, with Jessica. Sit down and be prepared to spend the next few hours absorbed in Jessica's world of catty, not -so -friendly friends, boy crushes and boy loathing, parent and sibling bickering and be thoroughly entertained and charmed by her, because you will not want to close the book until it's finished! In fact, I'm willing to bet that before you are halfway through with book one, you will have already decided to buy the entire series. Bravo Megan McCafferty! Thank you for my new best friend!
Favorite book of all time!
I absolutely love this book. I read it once a year. I wish I was Jessica Darling:)