Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Friday, June 24, 2011

Genre: Women's Fiction - YA lit
Rating: 4.5 stars

Review: What a fun and refreshing book! Reading it almost felt like reading a close friend's personal blog. You know - you start with just one blog post. and immediately it catches your interest. You keep reading, and you can't stop. There's just something so interesting about the topics she talks about - however mundane and simple they may be. The next thing you know, you've read every single blog post your friend has. And when it's all over, you can't wait for her next update! Sloppy Firsts felt exactly like that to me.

Bottom line; this is a fun book! I truly enjoyed my time while reading it, and I was so engrossed, entertained, and into the story and the characters the entire time. And speaking of the characters - Jessica Darling! I love her. Sure, she's sarcastic and whiny at times but she's so real, witty, complex, smart, and emotional that I felt like she could have just been anybody I know in real life. And overall, she had many redeeming qualities - even her flaws were great to read about! - that I couldn't help but like her! I was rooting for her the entire time. I didn't even want this book to end, because that would have meant my time listening to Jessica Darling rave and rant about her high school and teenage life would be over. Oh well. There's always the sequel, right?

So all in all, I recommend this to fans of young adult characters, chic lit, contemporary Fiction, and funny coming-of-age stories. It's not a book for everyone, but it's a nice, light, fun, and entertaining read that is just perfect to bring with you for vacation! Or really, whenever you just want to escape from all the seriousness of the world! ;)

"You can only be in a bad mood for so long before you have to face up to the fact that it isn't a bad mood at all; it's just your sucky personality." - Don't know why but this made me laugh so much when I read it.

14 comments:

  1. I don't know why but I kept on assuming that this was some kind of a cheesy teen romance novel. Now I really want to try this series. It kind of reminds me of some of the early Meg Cabot books (I don't like her new ones).

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  2. Misha - Yes, it's similar to Meg Cabot's old style! And Carrie Pilby if you have ever read it?

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  3. Oh, I feel I'm the only person who hasn't read the Jessica darling books! I think I'm wroried the first few would be too chick0lit-y, but i've just hear so many awesome things about them :P great review! i hope you like the rest of the series :)

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  4. This book does look like such fun, and it always receives great reviews! I'm adding it to my TBR list now,

    Wonderful review :D

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  5. This came out my senior year in high school and I read it then. It was perfect timing. Each new book came out at about the same time in my life as it was in Jessica's life. Love this series.

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  6. I would not have figured this as a YA book!! I bought her "Fourth Coming" awhile back not realizing it's a series so I haven't gotten around to it ... I thought it was an adult fiction. ~Now, I'll have to look for this one!

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  7. Sounds good. Always looking for something fun to read!

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  8. This does sound good! Cute quote :)

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  9. Love, love, love this series. I remember Sloppy Firsts was one of the first YA books I picked up when I got into reading again.

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  11. This series is my obsession (one of them, anyways. lol). I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

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