Monday, April 27, 2009

Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

Title: Perfect Fifths
Author: Megan McCafferty
Publisher: Crown
Reading Level: Young Adult, 15+
Publication Date: April 14, 2009
Pages: 272
My Edition:
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Rating: A
Plot - 17/20
Characters - 18/20
Writing - 18/20
Originality - 20/20
Entertainment - 10/10
Recommendation - 10/10
Total: 93/100

Old flames are reignited in the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series.

Captivated readers have followed Jessica through every step and misstep: from her life as a tormented, tart-tongued teenager to her years as a college grad stumbling toward adulthood. Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It’s the first time she’s seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier–and emotions run high.

Marcus and Jessica have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?

Told partly from Marcus’s point of view, Perfect Fifths finally lets readers inside the mind of the one person who’s both troubled and titillated Jessica Darling for years. Expect nothing less than the satisfying conclusion fans have been waiting for, one perfect in its imperfection. . . .

Boy, was I excited to read this book.

I have always loved this series mainly because Jessica is a character who we first meet as a sophomore is High School who feels alone and stressed after her best friend moves away. Between the last three books we see Jessica, a girl, whom one would depict as the average teenage girl, go from a immature teenager to a Columbia-bound confused college kid, so a girl who get's proposed to, and finally to a professional young woman. The journey in the five books was fantastic and I am terribly sad that it's over.

The summary doesn't do anything for the novel itself. It actually a terrible summer, in my opinion. We get a tiny glimpse of what will happen and then it tells us it's told partly in Marcus's point of view, that got me really worried, and my expectations were put down because of it.

But, nonetheless, this book was fantastic. I loved how the book was divided into sections that had it's on writing style. Totally original and unique. The writing was fantastic, as this was the first novel written in third person and those different writing styles, I think McCafferty did a great job.

The reader will get to see inside the minds of Jessica and Marcus, which is something you haven't seen before. That part made the novel even more enjoyable and anomalous. We get to see how Jessica has come in the past few years since college and what she is doing and how she has changed. It's really dainty knowing how Jessica has changes throughout the years.

The plot was actually my favorite part. Over the whole book it was 24 hours. At a airport. And a hotel. Jessica. Marcus. Together. Imagine for a second.

Yes, exactly. The concept, the idea, is impeccable. Scintillating. I loved every moment of it. Megan McCafferty is a genius for thinking of this plot for the last book in the series. It's pure genius.

Inclusive, this book was a fantastic, original, and genius (if I can say it again) ending to one of my favorite series. I do hope we see more of Megan McCafferty with a new series soon enough.


  1. I really need to read this series. It sounds brilliant!

  2. I really need to read these! Everyone seems to love them ^_^

  3. I can't wait to read this! I'm looking forward to 24 hours of Jessica & Marcus!

  4. I just finished this one recently...I can't believe the series is really over!


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