Jessica Darling wasn't nervous about starting Pineville Junior High. That is, until her older sister, Bethany, told her that entering seventh grade means that everything will change. Hoping to continue the "Darling Domination of Popularity," Bethany presents Jessica with The IT List: The Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection. — But even armed with her instructions, Jessica stumbles her way through the start of the school year and inadvertently becomes Pineville Junior High's mascot, the mighty New Jersey seagull. Totally not the type of attention-getting her sister had in mind.Back when I was a to-be high school senior still floundering in uncertainty and doubt, I came across Jessica Darling for the first time and swore then and there that I'd read anything Megan McCafferty ever wrote. Like even her to-do lists. Normally I'm wary of prequels but this is Jessica Darling/Megan McCafferty and so I'm not really worried at all. Yup.
New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's hilarious series opener will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for the inimitable Jessica Darling.
This book with the too-long-to-repeat title will be published in hardcover by Poppy on September 3, 2013.