“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
This week’s WoW pick is the continuation of the prequel to one of my most beloved YA series (whew! That’s a lot of qualifiers!):
Jessica Darling’s It List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends (Jessica Darling’s It List #2)
Author: Megan McCafferty
Expected publication date: September 23, 2014
Jessica Darling is getting the hang of seventh grade — finally! While her old BFF, Bridget, is busy talking (nonstop) about her new boyfriend, Burke, Jessica tries to fit in with her new friends, Sara, Manda, and Hope. The IT List instructions from her sister, Bethany, and an epic slumber party may help Jessica secure her spot in the cool clique, but does she even want it?
Megan McCafferty’s It List series introduces readers to Jessica Darling, an unabashedly brainy seventh grader who stays true to herself, even if it means being (totally not) cool.
I honestly can’t believe that this time two years ago, I hadn’t read any Jessica Darling
. WHAT WAS I THINKING? If you are a YA contemp fan, this series is, like, the series to end all series. Now, Megan McCafferty is putting out the second book in her middle-grade prequel to Jessica Darling. The first book was such a lovely, honest portrayal of a kid who really doesn’t realize just how smart or weird she is
. It also featured all of our favourite characters from the original series…and shows how they met and became friends. Needless to say, I was all over that shizzle.
Book two sounds like it delves deeper into the idea of being “cool” and into how Jessica and Hope get closer. I’m really excited for this one because I was TOTALLY not cool in middle school or high school, and I think Megan McCafferty really gets that dynamic of being cool vs. being yourself.
Are you excited for JESSICA DARLING’S IT LIST #2? Did you read IT LIST #1? Have you read the Jessica Darling series at all (if you haven’t, you MUST READ IT NOW)? Were you cool in high school/middle school and do you still have the scars from it? What are you waiting for this week?