Sloppy Firsts

Sloppy Firsts

A Novel

Book - 2001
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When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad's obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany's lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life?
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780609807903
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 24 cm


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If you love the witty banter of Gilmore Girls, you will love this book. It’s funny, it’s quirky, and it’s hilarious, but it is also deep, provocative, compelling, and is most certain to strike a cord within your heart. When Hope, Jessica’s best friend moves away, Jessica is heart-broken. She must... Read More »

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Jan 01, 2014

Another great novel by Ms. McCafferty. I can't wait to read the next installment in Jess Darling's life.

Nov 25, 2012

Yes! They got my recomendation!

debs4 Aug 15, 2012

good book i love jessica darling i could actually relate to her

Jun 25, 2012

Finally! A contemporary novel for girls with a smart, cutting, and sarcastic protagonist. Although the short book description makes it seem very blah and maybe even a bit shallow, I can assure you that it is the exact opposite. I can't count how many times I nodded in agreement with Jessica's realizations (for example, the yearbook signing formula or how you can get good grades, but not care at all). I just can't stop gushing about how amazing this book was. This novel is definitely a must-read.

Jul 06, 2011

I love the way the character is written in this story. Her voice is so strong, so pure and so realistic - i never wavers and holds true. I also love the fact that she runs away from the boy she has become obsessed with at the end of the story. I can't wait to read the entire series, may it be equally and interesting and entertaining.

Jun 21, 2011

Even though at times, you feel sorry for this troubled teen, Jessica Darling makes you laugh and read on.

Apr 09, 2010

Young women every where will love reading the adventures and misadventures of a witty and insightful teenage girl!

alex Jul 20, 2008

not your average growing up teen lit, Sloppy Firsts is incredibly real and hilariously funny, written with wit and an incredible understanding of the inner workings of highschool and the teenage brain


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