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Sloppy Firsts (Paperback)

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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 w......more

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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.

MEGAN McCAFFERTY was senior articles editor at Cosmopolitan and has written for Glamour, CosmoGirl!, YM, Maxim, Details, and other top magazines. She also wrote an ongoing serial from Hope's point of view on twistmagazine.com. She lives in New Jersey, where she's at work on the next Jessica Darling novel.

Author:
McCafferty, Megan
Genre:
FICTION / Coming of Age
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
280
Language:
English
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Publish Date:
08/01/2001
Copyright Year:
2001
ISBN:
9780609807903
Height:
9.25 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
0.68 in
Unit weight:
0.7 lb
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  • I loved this book. I finished it in 2 days and it has 300 pages. This book is about a teenager that has a lot of drama in her life. She goes through a lot of very mature situations so I would suggest to buy this for more mature girls.

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