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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Megan McCafferty Narrator: Reneé Raudman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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Is the real world ready for Jessica Darling?

At first it seems that she's living the elusive New York City dream. She's subletting an apartment with her best friend, Hope, working for a magazine that actually utilizes her psychology degree, and still deeply in love with Marcus Flutie, the charismatic addict-turned-Buddhist who first captivated her at 16.

Of course, reality is more complicated than dreamy clichés. She and Hope share bunk beds in the Cupcake - the girlie pastel bedroom normally occupied by 12-year-old twins. Their Brooklyn neighborhood is better suited to breeders, and she and Hope split the rent with their promiscuous high-school pal, Manda, and her genderqueer boifriend.

Freelancing for an obscure journal can't put a dent in Jessica's student loans, so she's eking out a living by babysitting her young niece and lamenting that she, unlike most of her friends, can't postpone adulthood by going back to school.

Yet it's the ever-changing relationship with Marcus that leaves her most unsettled. At the ripe age of 23, he's just starting his freshman year at Princeton University. Is she ready to give up her imperfect yet invigorating post-college life just because her on-again/off-again soul mate asks her to marry him?

Jessica has one week to respond to Marcus's perplexing marriage proposal. During this time, she gains surprising wisdom from unexpected sources, including a popular talk show shrink, a drag queen named Royalle G. Biv, and yes, even her parents. But the most shocking confession concerns two people she thought had nothing to hide: Hope and Marcus. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/17/2014

    " It was ok not as good as the first and second books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 2/3/2014

    " My sister and I agree that McCafferty should have stopped after the second book in this series. Her charm is her ironic use of modern superficiality, but this has become so redundant that the plot often seems lost in sarcastic cliches. That said, I am consistently impressed by the characters' realistic reactions to nuanced situations, redeeming McCafferty from a pending reputation as a witty author of chick-lit. She could put her talents to better uses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/5/2014

    " getting bored with Jessica Darling...but think I'll read the last one anyway "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patti | 1/5/2014

    " I liked this book, but I think I would have liked it more had I realized that it was the fourth book in a series and, I don't know, maybe read the first three first ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickey | 12/30/2013

    " The last novel I read as I got ready to leave Seattle. As with the previous installments, the emotions and events of this book mirrored much of my own life as a twentysomething would-be yuppie: bittersweet, somewhat melodramatic, highly entertaining. McCafferty's breezy style won't win her a Nobel Prize, but it won't make you feel ashamed of reading her sentences, either. (Guilty pleasure/Bubblegum fic; 300 pages) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/24/2013

    " The book is fine, but I liked Jessica best before she graduated from college and moved to NYC and some of that NYC philosophical stuff rubbed off on her. There is a fifth one coming out. I think I have lost interest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chelsea | 11/28/2013

    " by the fourth book i wasnt quite as interested, if only to find out if she can make up her mind about marcus. and in the end its a pretty crappy decision based on all the shit and the three other books she put us through to come to this conclusion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brynne | 11/24/2013

    " This was the last in the series. It ended the way it was supposed to end but not the way i wanted it to. but then, i'm a hopeless, and hopeful, romantic that always wants people to end up together in the end. this is not how things work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/9/2013

    " These books are such a guilty pleasure! I love slipping into the world of Jessica Darling and I am patiently waiting for the 5th one - this was good but not great... however, did leave me wanting to know what comes next so I guess it wasn't too bad! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emaline Lapinski | 11/8/2013

    " good book but i was very disappointed with the ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 10/23/2013

    " Love, love, love this series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 7/25/2013

    " not as good as i remember the other ones being. maybe me and jessica darling are just getting too old for one another. and besides, i couldn't help thinking that the author of this book is way too old to be talking about something being a "dick move" and making comments on williamsburg hipsters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leila | 12/23/2012

    " Just when I felt all empty inside, I noticed that Perfect Fifths is going to be released in ten days. Oh Happy Day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 11/21/2012

    " it wasn't too bad. i feel like these books got too ny hipster namedroppy when she moved to new york, and they are kind of cutesy-languaged sometimes, but i still enjoyed reading it and i thought that it ended well. (is this the final volume?) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia Lawrence | 6/7/2012

    " I didn't care for the writing style (to Marcus) but the content was more interesting. I'll read the 5th book in the series, but not before I read a few others on my "list" first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel Lamb | 4/23/2012

    " Amazing. I can't wait to read its sequel, Perfect Fifths!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/11/2012

    " Finally Jessica Darling quit being so spoiled and started listening to people. I REALLY hope the author does not try to expand on this one. It was a great ending to the series and really doesn't need more. It will only be wordy and sappy is she does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 8/17/2011

    " I was kind of bored with it just because Marcus was hardly in it. LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowan | 6/26/2011

    " did not enjoy this one as much as the first. the ending annoyed me. the story fizzles out in this fourth novel, but still was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 4/23/2011

    " I am really impressed with how McCafferty really is able to communicate the process of growing up and personal development through the first person diary format, with just a week's worth of entries in this fourth book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 4/22/2011

    " getting bored with Jessica Darling...but think I'll read the last one anyway "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Windy | 4/10/2011

    " because one can never get enough marcus flutie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fawn | 3/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. Thanks Lynx for recommending it to me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 3/4/2011

    " I am a huge fan of the Jessica Darling Series, and this one is no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marena | 2/27/2011

    " I've read this book before (obviously) and every time I wish I would have stopped at the third one :\ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jules | 1/23/2011

    " After the 2nd and 3rd book I kind of got tired of this series. I felt like it would never end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/6/2011

    " realized about 2 chapters into the book that we must have heard the #3 book b/c all the characters seemed so familiar. Thought it was a bit verbose at some points, but overall fairly entertaining for a car trip. "

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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.