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Charmed thirds : a novel
Megan McCafferty
Adult Fiction MCCAFFE

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From Publishers' Weekly:

This funny, sympathetic installment in Jessica Darling's story (Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings) picks up the summer after her freshman year at Columbia University. The precocious Jersey girl, now a savvy city slicker, has picked a major (psychology), landed an internship at a hip Brooklyn magazine and managed to stay together with her high school boyfriend, reformed bad boy Marcus Flutie, for the entire school year. McCafferty follows Jessica through three years of college, chronicling her academic and extracurricular endeavors, her romantic and financial woes, all in Jessica's frank, exuberant voice. While she kisses a Republican, lusts after hot Spanish grad student Bastian and ventures a clumsy hookup with dormmate Kieran, Jessica expends a lot of energy agonizing over her long-distance relationship with Marcus, now a student at an unaccredited Buddhist university in California. The snappy writing, au courant wordplay (e.g., Jessica affectionately dubs indie-rock boys "bright-eyed, death-cab cuties") and easy-to-relate-to plot turns will keep eager teens-and teens-at-heart-turning the pages, but designating a high school romance as the novel's primary engine leaves the story stagnant. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

After Sloppy Firsts and Second Helpings, what else but Charmed Thirds? Jessica has finally made it to Columbia University, but will she find true love with any number of eligible (and not-so-eligible) young men? (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Jessica Darling
Female
Age: 18
Attending Columbia University; in a relationship with her crush from high school though he is at a Buddhist college in California; lands an internship at magazine; her parents have cut her off financially;.
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