You. Yes, You.
10 years ago today a book about a girl, trying to find her way through the epic-less monstrosity of high school, was published. Her name: Jessica Darling. She gave us the insights of what really went down in suburban American for the teenage girl today. We laughed (a lot) and we cried (also a lot) right along side her. Her journey through some of the toughest times of adolescence is what made this story so amazing. It was REAL. Any young girl could pick up this book and relate to something, anything, among these pages.
There are no wizards, vampires, princesses, or unicorns. It's just a story, about a girl, her family, her friends, her peers, her crush, her hometown life, her high school, and everything else in between. It's a story that I felt connected to, even at 30 years old. Jessica Darling brought me back to what life is like as a teenage girl. Oh the drama and insane popularity contests that went along with high school! But it also reminded me how important these years are.
I am celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty on my blog today! I love this series so so much and want to spread that love to all of my followers. In regards to this fantastic celebration, I will be giving away a copy of Sloppy Firsts to one lucky winner! All you have to do is fill out this form RIGHT HERE and leave me a comment about your high school experience. Was it memorable? If you could go back & change something, what might you do differently? Any and all stories are welcome! If you've read Sloppy Firsts, please share some of YOUR favorite moments from the book as well.
Jessica: You once called me sloppy firsts.
Jessica: You did.
Marcus: That's offensive. And it doesn't even make sense. I mean, I've heard of sloppy seconds, but sloppy firsts? I guess I didn't know what to say to you, so I just said something stupid to fill the void. Something like Blame Byron! ... Sloppy firsts. What does that even mean?
Jessica: I don't know, either, and I've been spending the last ten years trying to figure it out.
My love for Jessica Darling goes beyond Sloppy Firsts. See my reviews here:
+ Sloppy Firsts
+ Second Helpings
+ Charmed Thirds
+ Fourth Comings
+ Perfect Fifths
Thank you Megan McCafferty for giving us a story that is REAL. Happy 10 years!!