Friday, February 26, 2010
Sloppy Firsts (#1 in the Jessica Darling series) by Megan McCafferty
Publication Date: August 28, 2001
Versions: paperback, kindle
Summary (from barnesandnoble.com):
“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.
Okay...what a lame summary. You dissapointed me barnesandnoble.com (probably for the first time). This summary doesn't even give a hint into what this book is really about. Yes, Jessica Darling's (I know, what a great name) best friend, Hope, moves away and she's stuck around her "so called friends" that she doesn't like. Her dad keeps pushing her to keep running while secretly she wants to quit. And then there's Marcus Flutie--the school bad boy and dreg nicnamed krispy creme for always being at a crisp for doing drugs and having "done" two dozen girls. She starts having phone conversations with him and he messes with her mind. Jessica is Marcus's first friend that he hasn't slept with. But he knows her better than anyone else, including her "so called friends".
This book is so funny, Jessica does the dumbest things that make you laugh while you're reading it. Megan McCafferty's voice comes through strong in this book from her vocabulary and all the 80's type words she throws into it like: bubblegum bimbo.
Will I reread it?
Yes, I adore this series. Yes, it is indeed a series so you don't have to stop at this book.
I would probably recommend this to a more older teenage audience because of the language and some of the scenes are pretty graphic. I overall really enjoyed this book and thought of it as a perfect start to a wonderful and unique series.