Monday, November 11, 2013

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday - Jessica Darling's It List

JESSICA DARLING'S IT LIST - The (totally not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection
by: Megan McCafferty
Poppy 2013

Today's post is short, I have to get back to my reading! But I wanted to share this gem of a book I read this past week. I don't tend to read too many "girlie" books, as 1) I have two boys and no daughters and 2) My work-in-progress is geared for boys. This for me was an enjoyable read, one I would have loved in my younger years. It made me laugh out loud and root for Jessica in her triumphs and failures.

From the jacket flap:
I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high:

1. My best friend had turned pretty.
2. She didn't know it yet.
3. It wouldn't be long before she did.
4. That knowledge would change everything between us.
5. And there wasn't a thing I could do about it.

It's the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

The best part of this book - it is the first in a new series!  I can't wait for the next installment. Well, that and the fact that the voice in this book was spot on, such a great learning tool!

Until next week, happy reading and/or writing! And Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country, including my dad! May God bless you all!