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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Megan McCafferty Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jessica Darling Series Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781415934098
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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 hyper-observant Jessica Darling struggles through her college years—and the summers in between—while maintaining her usual mix of wit, cynicism, and candor.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Charmed Thirds is a witty, biting, and altogether true accounting of a girl’s journey to young womanhood, complete with all of the cringe-inducing, hilarious moments of love, shame, and uncertainty that readers will remember from their own lives. Jennifer Weiner, author of Goodnight Nobody and Good in Bed
  • Megan McCafferty rocks! Her sharp wit and keen satirical eye make her books automatic must-reads. Meg Cabot, author of the Princess Diaries series and Size 12 Is Not Fat
  • McCafferty captures the college years with incredible grace and insight. Charmed Thirds is a wondrous, heroically honest trip back to a time when you were two-thirds done becoming yourself, and tumbling head over heels the rest of the way. Joseph Weisberg, author of 10th Grade
  • Megan McCafferty’s series about Jessica Darling (in college now) has only improved with age. Charmed Thirds is funny, smart, and irresistible. Valerie Frankel, author of The Accidental Virgin and Fringe Girl
  • Megan McCafferty puts Jessica Darling through college in Charmed Thirds, and in the process turns her from a tart-tongued New Jersey high school philosopher into a heart-wrenching representation of all things uncertain. If she’s not careful, she might end up with a heroine for our times. Ned Vizzini, author of Be More Chill and It’s Kind of a Funny Story
  • Sloppy Firsts, Second Helpings and now Charmed Thirds may be about a young woman's amusing and rocky journey to adulthood, but they are smart and accomplished enough to delight all readers. Jessica's an original, but her problems are universal, and McCafferty is formidably adept at channeling her self-deprecating, wise-guy voice. If you don't see yourself in Jessica Darling, you're not looking hard enough Chicago Tribune
  • "It's Jessica, her wit and, especially, her utterly droll take on life, that draws readers (fans of the series include adult women as well as teens) into McCafferty's books. Entirely too smart for her own good, Jessica offers brilliant and cutting insights into the world of the adolescent about-to-be-a-woman Chicago Sun Times

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 5/8/2011

    " The third book about Jessica Darling chronicles Jess's time in college at Columbia University. It was longer than the other two and did seem to possess a slightly "older" tone. It was a good read and a good addition to the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 5/5/2011

    " 2.5 stars. Not charming, unfortunately, just quite pointless. Oh, how I loved you in your first two books Jessica Darling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel Ann | 4/30/2011

    " Though I still adore it, Charmed Thirds is my least favorite installment of the Jessica Darling story. I found it depressing that she did not like the school of her dreams, and her time broken up with Marcus is too upsetting for me to handle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/6/2011

    " Not as strong as the first two, but an interesting addition to the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 3/11/2011

    " I LOVED this. It was so interesting to see the character mature and evolve. I feel like I'm growing up with her. Some of the Marcus stuff was random but great book! "

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About the Author
Author Megan McCafferty

Megan McCafferty is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jessica Darling series, Bumped, and Thumped. Her work has received honors from the American Library Association and the New York Public Library. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and son.

About the Narrator

Emily Janice Card (a.k.a. Emily Rankin) is an actor, writer, and singer from North Carolina, now residing in Los Angeles. In addition to being a narrator, she has directed numerous audiobooks, including the 2007 Audie® and Earphones Award winner Hubris, Legacy of Ashes by Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Weiner, and Them by Nathan McCall.