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Is it impossible for old elementary-school friends and new junior-high friends to all get along as just, you know, friends? Good or bad, that's what I'm about to find out.
Jessica Darling is finally getting the hang of seventh grade!Hosting an epic slumber party might even help to make Jessica popular...but is that what she really wants?
New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's It List series introduces readers to Jessica Darling, an unabashedly brainy seventh grader who tries to stay true to herself, even if it means being (totally not) cool.
About the Author
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.
* "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."—Booklist
"McCafferty knows her way around this age group; her depictions are pitch-perfect and will loudly resonate with girls facing their own friends and foes."—Kirkus Reviews
"Jessica Darling is starting seventh grade, trying her best to navigate changing friendships and the mysteries of boys -- with cringe-worthy embarrassments at every turn. A good series for tweens who have made their way through Dork Diaries but are not quite ready for Gossip Girl."—School Library Journal
Praise for Jessica Darling's It List:"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
"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