10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This review is from: Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, Book 1) (Paperback)
Being a 14 year old girl, I could identify with Jessica Darling in this book. I feel the same frustration and worry she does, but this book just didn't do it for me. The author simply tried too hard to write like a teen would, in my opinion. The recent pop culture references fell flat, especially considering that most of them relate to 'flash-in-the-pan' fads.
The cliques came off as over-exaggerated. Of course there are cliques and groups at my high school, but none are so blatantly obvious and territorial as these.
The characters were often extremely annoying to me, as well, especially Jessica. She came off as too self-righteous, passing off almost everything and everyone as a waste of her time.
All in all, I thought this book was okay. It can be hard to find a good book for my age group, so this one will do. I will probably read the sequel coming out in a few days, but this book certainly didn't make a dent in my favorite book list.