May 18, 2006

Sloppy Firsts

If you are above the age of 14, have ever been attracted to a guy, and love a sarcastic sense of humor, this is the perfect book for you. Even if you're not easily impressed, or claim to "hate" reading, this book will change things for you. It's told in first person from Jessica Darling's point of view. It's her journal, the only thing she can tell everything to now that her best friend, Hope, has moved to Tennessee (from NJ) because her brother ODed on heroin. All the rest of Jessica's "friends" are annoying and completely clueless. Jessica uses sarcasm to hide her sadness and reading about all the ridiculous and realistic characters that go to her high school really hit home. She eventually gets intertwined with Marcus Flutie, possibly the most vivid and best male character ever written. He's nothing if not unique and is the only one that calls Jessica on how fake she's being holding all of her hatred for the people at her school inside. One problem: he used to be best friends with Hope's brother. JEssica doesn't feel she can tell her about him because she thinks Hope will blame him for her brother's overdose. With dynamic characters and a neverending plotline, told from the most relatable, and humorous, point of view, this book is my all time favorite, and I read a lot.

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