By: Megan McCafferty
Publication Date: April 28, 2001
So I own the first three books in this series because I’ve heard alllll about Marcus Flutie. I don’t know why I haven’t just sat down and read them already, but I plan to soon!
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?
Jessica Darling’s IT List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness and Perfection is the first in a new middle grade series on sale now. Megan McCafferty is also the New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series for teens and adults, Bumped and Thumped. Her work has received honors from the ALA and the NYPL and has been translated into eleven languages, including Chinese, German and Indonesian. Megan is a Princeton University Community Fellow for Mathey College.
LAMENT: THE FAERIE QUEEN’S DECEPTION
By: Maggie Steifvater
Publication Date: October 8, 2008
BALLAD: A GATHERING OF FAERIE
By: Maggie Steifvater
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
I read these books way before I ever started putting reviews into Goodreads so I don’t have any notes on them. I do know that I liked them so much I bought both books and when I have some time I am definitely going to do a re-read of this series.
All of Maggie Stiefvater’s life decisions have been based around her inability to be gainfully employed. Talking to yourself, staring into space, and coming to work in your pajamas are frowned upon when you’re a waitress, calligraphy instructor, or technical editor (all of which she’s tried), but are highly prized traits in novelists and artists. She’s made her living as one or the other since she was 22. She now lives an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, two neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki.