Books by Megan McCafferty

Megan McCafferty is the author of sloppy firsts (Crown, 2001), an ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, an ALA Popular Paperback, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Its sequel, second helpings (Three Rivers, 2003) was also selecte


Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Jessica's take on junior high may be superficial, but she brings readers on a funny ride, even if many—perhaps even most—of her problems are not resolved by the end, setting up the next in the series, as expected. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Starting with Sloppy Firsts (2001), McCafferty explored the later teen and early 20s years of angst-ridden Jessica Darling in a five-book series. In this start to a new series, Jessica comes back for younger readers as an angst-ridden (of course) seventh-grader. Read full book review >
THUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 24, 2012

"A sparkling, imaginative romp that is nevertheless plenty provocative. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
This breezy and intriguing near-time dystopia concludes with the much-anticipated birth that was bought and paid for in the first installment, Bumped (2011). Read full book review >
BUMPED by Megan McCafferty
Released: April 26, 2011

"She leaves readers with an ambiguous ending, sure to keep them thinking. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
In this well-realized dystopia, a virus has rendered nearly everyone in the world unable to have children after age 18. Read full book review >
CHARMED THIRDS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2006

"Surprisingly mature and witty novel that should snag more than a few adult readers who well remember their college years."
In McCafferty's third Jessica Darling novel, Jessica goes to college and finds the world is not exactly her oyster. Read full book review >
SECOND HELPINGS by Megan McCafferty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sassy and packed with more plot twists than a Real World marathon: likely to be snapped up eagerly by teen and preteen McCafferty fans."
The further adventures of Jessica Darling, she of the overly detailed journal. Read full book review >