Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
(Jessica Darling, Book 1)

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“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.

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About Megan McCafferty

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Megan McCafferty is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series, which includes Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings, Charmed Thirds, Fourth Comings, and Perfect Fifths. She is currently at work on a sequel to Bumped.
Published March 5, 2002 by Broadway Books. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Her perfect older sister Bethany is marrying her rich boyfriend, Scotty, Jessica’s boyfriend from eighth grade, wants her back, and Marcus Flutie, class dreg whom everyone calls "Krispy Kreme" because he’s always krispy (drugs) and is rumored to have had 3 dozen donuts (girls) has suddenly taken ...

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The book takes place from January 1st 2000- January 1st 2001, and a lot has changed in the world, however things like being true to yourself, and having good friends and family really haven't.

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