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Will she even make it through college now that her parents have cut her off financially? Your relationship with Marcus. Original post at One More Page One of my favorite books back in college was Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty, so when I heard that there will be a next book for Jessica Darling even if I was really content with how the second book endedI was thrilled.

It was written and set over 10 years ago. What I love best about Jessica is that she thinks she has everything figured out, but she truly doesn’t. I am still a devoted fan of Jessica and Marcus, but this book was a bit of a let down. Books by Megan McCafferty. Everything starts and ends there. All in all, this book was a Notso engaging installment but I am not ready to give up on the series just yet. Like a lot of other reviewers, I hated how all four years of college were crammed into one book.

Quotes from Charmed Thirds. She’s just going around in circles. You still managed to entertain me at times. It is not brainless and vapid.

We all know that but her! I can really relate with these books – they have this tendency to become strangely realistic. Isla and the Happily Ever After. Jessica now has to choose Jessica Darling is finally in college. I’m also a little tired of her condescending attitude towards everyone.


You become an adult gasp! Many people come in and out of Jessica’s life, but I didn’t feel any sort of attachment I am still a devoted fan of Jessica and Marcus, but this book was a bit of a let down.

Luckily in the end everything works out for Jessica. I admired Marcus for not being ready to throw away their relationship just yet.

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She waits for everything to be handed to her like some spoiled brat. Really, there were so many wonderful ways this series could have gone. View all 3 comments. Jessica now has mcvafferty choose between multiple guys. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Your Voice in My Head. She lands an internship at a snarky Brooklyn-based magazine, but will she fit in with the uberhip staff and will she even want to?

I do think that this book is, if not better, than as good as Second Helpings. It’s getting hard to root for such a whiny, condescending snob.

I’m a sucker for this Marcus guy too or at least I was in the first 2 books. I wasn’t sure about the rating of this one but the 5 stars are deserved. When her life is perfect she creates trouble. In fact, most of her time at college is uncovered.

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Just the fact that Marcus and Hope remain so important to Jessica while simultaneously being the people most apart from her continues to be mmccafferty a realistic theme in this series. There’s lots of touching stuff with her sister and her parents and Marcus and blah blah and if you liked the others, mccafferrty like this one.

Where before they faded into the background of Jessica’s story as her journal entries were filled with increasingly anxious remarks about Marcus or high school or college, now her journals become an insight into the people who have made her, molded her, and continue to do so.


Thirdly, I am really annoyed with Jessica. Before I knew it, there was the fourth and fifth book, but I never got to read the third so my Jessica Darling world only existed until she graduated high school. I get that it’s a journal, but good god, aren’t you ever happy without Marcus?

I’d like to know why McCafferty thought it would be a good idea to turn Marcus into this Buddhist monk type because that seemed like it was completely out of left field but whatever You sound like an idiot.

But while Charjed is difficult to understand sometimes, he really loves Jessica and mevan witticisms keep the relationship interesting. Marcus will be gone again, and back again and again and again because nothing is permanent.

The only thing that saves you from a one star rating? I waited like 3 years to finish this book and I’m honestly glad I did.


Jessica is straight-up hilarious. What happened to this awesome series?

Apr 24, Pages Buy. That’s not to say I totally hated the whole book. I expected her to be heartbroken after everything with Marcus but after a couple of pages she stops mentioning him at all. And she sleeps with him and then with someone else. Books of the Week. The Book of Joe. Apr 03, Anna rated it it was ok Shelves: