Monday, June 2, 2008

Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty

At first it seems that she’s living the elusive New York City dream. She’s subletting an apartment with her best friend, Hope, working for a magazine that actually utilizes her psychology degree, and still deeply in love with Marcus Flutie, the charismatic addict-turned-Buddhist who first captivated her at sixteen. Of course, reality is more complicated than dreamy clichés. She and Hope share bunk beds in the “Cupcake”—the girlie pastel bedroom normally occupied by twelve-year-old twins. Their Brooklyn neighborhood is better suited to “breeders,” and she and Hope split the rent with their promiscuous high school pal, Manda, and her “genderqueer boifriend.” Freelancing for an obscure journal can’t put a dent in Jessica’s student loans, so she’s eking out a living by babysitting her young niece and lamenting that she, unlike most of her friends, can’t postpone adulthood by going back to school. Yet it’s the ever-changing relationship with Marcus that leaves her most unsettled. At the ripe age of twenty-three, he’s just starting his freshman year at Princeton University. Is she ready to give up her imperfect yet invigorating post-college life just because her on-again/off-again soul mate asks her to... marry him? Jessica has one week to respond to Marcus’s perplexing marriage proposal. During this time, she gains surprising wisdom from unexpected sources, including a popular talk show shrink, a drag queen named Royalle G. Biv, and yes, even her parents. But the most shocking confession concerns two people she thought had nothing to hide: Hope and Marcus.

The second to the last book in the series...I'm so sad.

This book was good. But it was also I think the worst of the four. I didn't like that the whole book was only a week long whole. I thought the reactions to a lot of people where a bit lacked.

Otherwise I thought this book rocked liked all the others. Jessica was as thought ful as every and her expressions were so hilarious.

I love this series so so so so so much. (As I've probably said before.) Jessica Darling is, seriously, my favorite new best friend, ever. She's just so awesome.

The fifth and final book in the series, Jessica Darling Series, will be released in Fall of 2008, hopefully. Nothing is confirmed yet.

Read On!


1 comment:

  1. I completely agree, about this being the worst out of the four. And about the whole week-long thing. I didn't hate this book, but if the first book were anything like this one I never would have finished reading the series...


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