Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Charmed Thirds (The Jessica Darling Series #3)

"Jessica Darling’s in college!

Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she’s more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he’s at a Buddhist college in California?); and she’s making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.

But Jessica soon realizes that her bliss might not last. She lands an internship at a snarky Brooklyn-based magazine, but will she fit in with the überhip staff (and will she even want to)? As she and Marcus hit the rocks, will she end up falling for her GOPunk, neoconservative RA . . . or the hot (and married!) Spanish grad student she’s assisting on a summer project . . . or the oh-so-sensitive emo boy down the hall? Will she even make it through college now that her parents have cut her off financially? And what do the cryptic one-word postcards from Marcus really mean?

With hilarious insight, the hyperobservant Jessica Darling struggles through her college years—and the summers in between—while maintaining her usual mix of wit, cynicism, and candor."

Plot: I thought it was very interesting that McCafferty choose to write Jessica's all four years of college in one book. Personally, it didn't work well for me, since I felt it just confused me more. Although, McCafferty did a decent job at giving Jessica college experiences it just didn't feel authentic enough for me.

Characters: I only liked two characters in this book and that was Bridget and shockingly Bethany (Jessica's Sister) . Jessica was beyond annoying and I felt made no personal growth and then there is Marcus who is basically non-existant.

Final Thoughts:  WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO YOU JESSICA DARLING?! The girl who was witty and sarcastic became way too crude for my liking. Overall, it was hard for me to sympathize for Jessica and her actions and frankly at time immature. Than the author did something I personally don't like in books. Sh brought in politics / political party bashing. If it isn't really important to the the characters, character; than it just rubs me the wrong way. I was really beginning to enjoy the Jessica Darling series, but I just could not get behind Charmed Thirds.




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