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Second Helpings

Second Helpings
Megan McCafferty
Broadway, 2003
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can’t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so-called friends. To top it off, Jessica’s parents won’t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany’s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.

Ooooooooooooohhhhh man.

I did not understand the hype about these books when I read the first one. It was good, don't get me wrong, but I didn't understand why it was AMAZING.

Now, I totally and completely do. And I love Marcus Flutie's character so much! He was so INTERESTING in this book. The story was fantastic. I couldn't put the book down. Loved it. And the ending. Holy smokes, the ending. They should merge the first two books and make it into the most fantastic teen movie in ages. It would be epic.

 The only downside was the "Gossip Girl"-like side plot. They fixed it, though, by telling who was behind it. It wasn't enough to bring me down.

I absolutely cannot wait to read the next book. I must know what happens to Jessica and Marcus. I need to know what college is like for her. MUST READ FASTER!

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