â Second Helpings || ✓ PDF Download by ☆ Megan McCafferty

  • Title: Second Helpings
  • Author: Megan McCafferty
  • ISBN: 9780609807910
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback

  • Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts This time, the hyperobservant, angst ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High Not only does the mysterious and oh so compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in anJessica Darling is up in arms again in this much anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts This time, the hyperobservant, angst ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High Not only does the mysterious and oh so compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in another state, and she can t seem to escape the clutches of the Clueless Crew, her annoying so called friends To top it off, Jessica s parents won t get off her butt about choosing a college, and her sister Bethany s pregnancy is causing a big stir in the Darling household.With keen intelligence, sardonic wit, and ingenious comedic timing, Megan McCafferty again re creates the tumultuous world of today s fast moving and sophisticated teens Fans of Sloppy Firsts will be reunited with their favorite characters and also introduced to the fresh new faces that have entered Jess s life, including the hot creative writing teacher at her summer college prep program and her feisty, tell it like it is grandmother Gladdie But most of all, readers will finally have the answers to all of their burgeoning questions, and then some Will Jessica crack under the pressure of senioritis Will her unresolved feelings for Marcus wreak havoc on her love life Will Hope ever come back to Pineville Fall in love with saucy, irreverent Jessica all over again in this wonderful sequel to a book that critics and readers alike hailed as the best high school novel in years.
    Megan McCafferty
    Megan McCafferty is best known for SLOPPY FIRSTS and four other books in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series for teens and adults JESSICA DARLING S IT LIST is a new middle grade series of prequels She also wrote the futuristic satires BUMPED and THUMPED Her work has received honors from the ALA and the NYPL and has been translated into fourteen languages, including Chinese, German and Indonesian Megan is a Princeton University Community Fellow for Mathey College.


    Reasons I enjoyed Second Helpings more than Sloppy Firsts:Reading it in English. Really, the humour – and especially the play on words – just doesn’t translate too well. I had much more fun reading the original. Jessica’s voice felt more authentic.It had more Marcus Flutie. Enough said. I loved that Jessica started to make friends with someone she only felt mild annoyance for in book one. Her relationship with Bridget grew and she acknowledged that while it wasn’t the same as with Hope [...]

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!This was fun fun fun! I had trouble deciding on a rating, though.I kept changing it from 4 stars to 5 stars to 4 stars to 5 stars and now, finally, I settled on a 4 stars rating which is actually more like a 4.5 stars rating ;-)To my surprise, I liked Second Helpings better than Sloppy Firsts. It was funnier somehow and there were more swoon worthy moments. Boy, am I crushing hard on Marcus Flutie! ♥When I checked the reviews for this book (and the Jessica Darling series in ge [...]

    I have to admit it:Sloppy Firstswas better. Yet, that doesn’t mean thatSecond Helpingswasn’t a brilliant follow-up novel, because it was! Jessica Darling is back and this time, she’s about to start her senior year of high school. Hope, her best friend, is still miles away from her, her mother still wants her to find a boyfriend, her sister is now expecting a baby, her relationship with her father continues to get worse, and to make matters worse, it’s time to apply for college. If that w [...]

    4.5 Stars.Originally reviewed here.If I’m ever found dead and all signs point to the cause being extreme anxiety, and everyone keeps saying “I don’t know what happened, she was always so laid back”, you insist on searching all end tables and my Kindle to find out what I was reading when I keeled over. Chances are, it was a Jessica Darling book.Second Helpings may not have left me on the verge of a panic attack in its ending like Sloppy Firsts managed too, but there was enough angst leadi [...]

    Sarah (thegirltheycalljones)
    As I found myself with very little time lately and therefore being unable to concentrate my poor brain on anything, including a new book, I decided to go back to an old classic (so fear not, Joe Abercrombie, the only reason I put your delicious book on hold is because I don't want to ruin it by reading one sentence out of two).It's been some time I wanted to go back to Jessica Darling's tremendous high-school years and the planets finally aligned to permit that blissful reunion this summer!The t [...]

    As much as I loved "Sloppy Firsts," as much as I admired Jessica Darling and identified with her in that book, I just couldn't bring myself to give this sequel more than 2 stars, simply because I didn't like how this story unfolded.For one, I thought Jessica digressed in this installment. I no longer found her funny and spazzy, I found her immature, whiny, and, for all her school smarts, dumb. I didn't like her relationship with Len, I thoroughly hated her sudden obsession with losing her virgin [...]

    If the first and second book had been written into one (without so many pages), I'd make that book into my chick lit fav of all time.The second one has considerably more Marcus Flutie, but I rated it 1 star less than Sloppy Firsts. If we were to compare the chemistry in both, Second Helpings has a great deal more. Then what contributed to the demise of that one star?That effin' obsessive talk about the protagonist's virginity.What is wrong with chick lit? From The Princess Diaries to Perfect Che [...]

    Ok, I haven't wanted to stop reading to write a review for a while, but I feel these books deserve my attention. My lord, do I love Jessica Darling! This girl has such a fresh and entertaining voice, I'm amazed at Megan McCafferty's writing skills! I know the concept of this series is nothing new, (girl writes in journal a la Bridget Jones)but I couldn't put it down. Jess's take on life is so refreshing and funny, here's a couple of quotes that had me giggling:On her sister's extravagant lifesty [...]

    Jacob Proffitt
    This was as good as the first book in all the right ways. I enjoyed Jessica's voice and her frank and often witty observations. I liked even better her growing maturity without having to regress from the progress in the first book. Marcus' development was as engaging, even if most of it was off-screen. And I particularly liked that Megan McCafferty took some interesting turns and difficult decisions in the course of the book that denied easy answers or simple options.It wasn't perfect. The indec [...]

    Tak. Teď hlavně doufám, že je fakt sobota a já nemusím za hodinu vstávat. Ehm.Je tak trochu výstižné, že jsem zůstala vzhůru celou noc a četla knihu o dívce, která je mi kromě jiného podobná i svými problémy se spaním. Rozhodně je lepší celou noc číst než pár hodin zírat do stropu. A koneckonců, jak řekla Marylin Monroe, “Who said nights were for sleep?” I když upřímně pochybuju, že to ta ubohá žena myslela zrovna takhle. Jessica je úžasná hrdinka. [...]

    Kelly Costa
    I loved the book so much more than the first one. Marcus is so sexy!!! I want him badly. Damn fictional characters why can't they be real and why can't this be my life.

    Most of my friends have loved this book/series (lots of 4 and 5 star reviews!) so I'm disappointed at giving this book 1 star. I wanted to love it, I really did, and the writing was definitely catchy. The main problem was that Jessica was such an unlikeable character in so many ways. I didn't like her in the first book and was hoping there would be some improvement, but nope. She's so negative towards women: Other than her best friend Hope, who seems to be about the only woman she's positive ab [...]

    So this book is obviously the best of the series. No, I haven't read them all yet but it's just obvious. If it was 1998 and the Jessica Darling series was N*SYNC, Second Helpings would be Justin Timberlake, in all his curly-haired, bleach blond glory. I really can't put my love for this book into words. I felt like my heart was exploding when it ended, in both a good and a not-so-good way. Jessica is obviously growing up. That was one of the main factors the allure of this series. Most books--an [...]

    I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. I felt Jessica, the MC, was less annoying and whiny in this one. Some reviews seemed to think just the opposite, but I'm so glad I continued with the series. There were still some moments that made me want to smack Jessica up side the head though. All in all a fun series and I look forward to finding book 3 at my favorite used bookstore.

    Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    I will do my best to refrain my flailing and fangirling in this review, but it's going to be really difficult, because this series gives me so many feels. SO. MANY. FEELS. Seriously, if you like contemporaries at all and are not easily offended, then you really need to read the Jessica Darling series posthaste. Second Helpings follows Jessica through her senior year of high school, and had me even more on the edge of my seat than the first one.As I mentioned in my review for Sloppy Firsts, I lov [...]

    How I Came To Read This Book: My friend Anna insisted I read it.The Plot: After a rather explosive time in Jessica's life - including the burning of her precious journals - everyone's favourite darling is back and ready to tackle senior year with more biting, raw commentary on the happenings at Pineville. The problems are just as realistic and dramatic - for a teenager - as ever in Jessica's life, ranging from boyfriends to sex to friends to family to expectations for college.The Good or Bad: Th [...]

    After learning of Marcus' betrayal and vowing to never speak his name again, Jessica prepares for her senior year by getting the heck out of dodgePineville by enrolling in a teenage writers camp called SPECIAL. SPECIAL doesn't really turn out to be the escape Jessica hopes. As if lusting after her writing mentor weren't enough, Jessica is now stuck for the next six weeks dealing with a bunch of hormone-crazed or suicidal teens she has nothing in common with. That is until she accidentally turns [...]

    Lauren Fidler
    i am mentally prepping myself for summer books by starting off with this series.i enjoyed "second helpings" - even if the cutesy, mildly double-entendred titles aren't really doin' it for me. the perks:1. same ole jessica d same ole marcus flutie (my soft spot for brilliant redheaded male poets in literature is legendary), same ole clueless crew, same ole letters to hope marking the end of each month, all good as far as i'm concerned2. more emotional-based storylines, less stupidly overhyped dra [...]

    I read Second Helpings because I wanted an easy read. Although I was really surprised to find that the main character and I shared a sense of humor with a lot of similar feelings thus making this book not only easy but enjoyable.I liked the book most for its style. Jessica, the narrator who tells the story in first person, is smart, witty, and has a talent for writing. We see her true thoughts and feelings as the story is told through the pages of her journal. Even from the very beginning it is [...]

    I was so very convinced that the second instalment of Jessica Darling series couldn't possible be better than the first. I seem to continuously underestimated these books. Yes, because this book to me was Perfect. Way better than the first because now that I know Jessica and her world I am hopelessly compelled to it all. I really wasn't expecting things to turn out as they did and so the surprise was so much sweeter than I could ever hope for. This book has touched so many things inside of me I [...]

    The first book left me wanting more, but this one left me going "huh". I think what I liked about Jessica was lost in this one. She turned into a boy crazy, sex starved, mouthy girl. The whole Len situation ticked me off too. I applauded her for not giving in to Scotty, but then she turned around and dated Len for all the wrong reasons. I just didn't get why she went in that direction. Throughout most of the book I was bored until Marcus walked in. Don't get me wrong he annoyed the poo out of me [...]

    Natalie Williamson
    Marcus Flutie, you have stolen my heart. You. Yes. You. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Jessica, Jessica, Jessica. You are wearing on me a bit. My sentiments about your "horrible" life were only compounded after this book. And I'm starting to think you are a bit of a hypocrite, in light of your conversation with Paul. And really, it took you a whole year to figure out Marcus, Taryn, Bridget and Pepeen't you the salutatorian?Why do I feel like I'm reading an better version of Twilight? Yet, I stand by my 3 stars. It took me about 3 days to finish this book, and that's got to count f [...]

    Trina (Between Chapters)
    Despite there being several things in this book that unfolded in a way I didn't like, or thought were cheap plot devices, I REALLY liked this book. And I enjoyed it much more than the first book. I'm glad I'm finally reading this series and can't wait to see where it goes.

    Jackie Bromagin
    I was feeling the need to re-read some Jessica Darling. I cannot even remember how many times that I've read this series. I just love it. It's so nostalgic for me.I started reading it when I was 16. I still adore it and love to go back to it every so often.

    Puh-leez, I need more of Jessica's ramblings. Me. Yes. Me.

    Alex Boettcher
    Personal response: My response to this book is that it was not that great. It was pretty boring. I am not going to read the third book in this series. Plot summary: The plot summary of this book is that Jessica goes off to college, and she has one of her friends go with her too. Bridget, who is the friend that goes with, annoys her, and she tells all of her friends secrets about Jessica without telling her that she is doing so. Jessica goes through many testing friendships and struggles. She mee [...]

    This book was a lot of fun! I thought it was about slow at the beginning & end and that kept it from being a four stars. That being said, this is one of the most refreshing YA book series I've read in a really long time. While it's a bit dated now, I'd still say this series is a must read for YA fans of all ages.

    Magan (Rather Be Reading)
    I'm writing this review of Second Helpings before I have even written my review for Sloppy Firsts. They're just so. darn. good. that I had to write up the review while it was absolutely fresh on my mind. (No worries, all my thoughts are noted for Sloppy Firsts review to come as soon as I'm done with this one).First and foremost, I continuously felt that I NEEDED MORE MARCUS FLUTIE in my life. I just didn't feel there was enough of him in this book. Sure, I get it - we probably won't see things p [...]

    3.5/5I’ll be the first to admit that Jessica Darling’s whining was getting to me. And I’ll also be the first to admit that I didn’t think I was going to like Second Helpings. I mean, really, there’s very little new here. Mostly, she’s still in dire need of perspective and she’s also not the only one to point said fact out. Worse? She’s become even less darling (pun, definitely intended) from how she was in the first! How so? Well, what was with the sudden sex obsession? What happ [...]

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