Sloppy Firsts Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sixteen year-old Jessica Darling feels like nobody but her best friend Hope understands her. When Hope moves from Pineville, New Jersey to a small town in Tenessee Jessica is left feeling more alone than ever. Notlong after Hope's departure, Jessica starts having akward run-ins with the school's biggest drug addict. Her and said druggie get to know each other and find out a lot about themselves.
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The review of this Book prepared by Lauren

Jessica Darling is a cynical sixteen year old girl trying to find her place in life. When her best friend Hope moves away Jessica is upset. She finds herself alone to deal with a family that doesn't understand her, friends who she doesn't like, and the attentions of the school "bad boy". To top it all off Jessica and her friends are now the subject of a celebrity tell all book! When she accidentally becomes editor for the school newspaper it just might be the perfect outlet to vent her frustrations, but how much does she believe in free speech? Jessica deals with each crisis using her trademark wit and sarcasm as she tries not to live up to her "Darling" of a name.

The review of this Book prepared by Stacie M Eisemann

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   rebelling against parent's expectations Wild kid(s)?    -   druggie culture (& crime) Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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