Release Date: 2006
Age Group: Adult
Series: Jessica Darling #3
Received From: Bought
Jessica Darling’s in college!
Things are looking up for Jessica Darling. She has finally left her New Jersey hometown/hellhole for Columbia University in New York City; she’s more into her boyfriend, Marcus Flutie, than ever (so what if he’s at a Buddhist college in California?); and she’s making new friends who just might qualify as stand-ins for her beloved best friend, Hope.
But Jessica soon realizes that her bliss might not last. She lands an internship at a snarky Brooklyn-based magazine, but will she fit in with the überhip staff (and will she even want to)? As she and Marcus hit the rocks, will she end up falling for her GOPunk, neoconservative RA . . . or the hot (and married!) Spanish grad student she’s assisting on a summer project . . . or the oh-so-sensitive emo boy down the hall? Will she even make it through college now that her parents have cut her off financially? And what do the cryptic one-word postcards from Marcus really mean?
With hilarious insight, the hyperobservant Jessica Darling struggles through her college years—and the summers in between—while maintaining her usual mix of wit, cynicism, and candor.
This isn’t really a review at all. It’s probably just going to consist of me saying ‘OMG YOU MUST READ THE JESSICA DARLING BOOKS!!’ I love them. Oh do I love them. I wasn’t sure I was going to love Charmed Thirds as much as I loved the first two. It took maybe half the book for me to really fall in love with it.
Jessica does some stupid things in this, but oddly enough when she does the One Big Stupid Thing I was like ‘NOOOOOO’ but that was when the book got really good. Plus, I can almost excuse her for the stupid thing because she is young and alone at college….but I would have never done that….to him…
I was shocked that this one encompasses so much time. If I recall correctly the first two just took place over a year, but this one takes place over 2 or 3 years. Jessica goes through a lot and grows up in some ways…but not in others. She’s still the same old snarky, hilarious Jessica though. I giggled and gasped at her opinions and antics throughout the entire book.
Really like the title says, I cannot stress enough how this series is a must read. They are some of the funniest, most relate-able books I have ever read. You will love them.