Saturday, March 31, 2007
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty is a little bit chick lit, a little bit YA novel and very, very good. Jessica Darling (yup, that's her name) is a 16 year old dealing with a best friend who's moved away, parents and older sister who just don't understand her, and the usual school, boys, track team dramas. Her voice is honest and quite sarcastic as you see the world through her eyes. Her huge crush on Paul, the perfect guy, and strange relationship with Marcus, a semi-reformed stoner all ring true and make this one of the most satisfying books in both of its genres that I have read in quite a while. There are two, soon to be three sequels, and the book was even worthy of being quite notably plagiarized.