Monday, June 30, 2014

Jessica Darling - A Book for Girls Going Into Middle School

I thought it was a good time to share a book about entering Middle School.  This is a fun summer read for any girl, but especially those that are making the transition to a new school environment.

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Title:       Jessica Darling’s It List

Author:   Megan McCafferty

Target:    Grades 5-8

Series:    Yes

What this book is about: 
Jessica Darling is nothing like her sister, who was one of the most popular girls in their middle school.  When Jessica’s sister gives her the list containing the secrets for guaranteed popularity, prettiness and perfection, Jessica doesn’t know where to start.  As she missteps her way through the list, it does inadvertently help her tumble into things that just may suit her.  She may never be the “it” girl her sister was, but she does end being happy.

Why I love this book: 
This book is not an award winner, but it is a fun story with good messages.  I like that McCafferty doesn’t make the pretty/popular girl mean or unkind.  I like that McCaffery shows that the things that make us popular in middle school are not the things that will make us successful in the long run.  I like that the book deals with how hard it can be to move away from those friends you came to middle school with from elementary school.

Who this book is for: 
Great summer read for girls.  This book is a prequel to the Jessica Darling series that takes place in High School.  I have not read that series, but this new middle school series is fun and entertaining.

Final thoughts:
No “it” list would have helped me in middle school.  Not my best time. I have burnt all the evidence.

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Jessica Darling's It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection  A portion of each purchase goes to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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