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Megan McCafferty has written professionally about adolescence for two decades. She is best known for Sloppy Firsts and four more novels in the New York Times-bestselling Jessica Darling series for teens. Jessica Darling’s IT List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness and Perfection launches a new middle grade series of prequels. Jessica Darling’s IT List 2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes and Faux Friends and IT List 3: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Stressing, Obsessing & Second Guessing are on sale now. Her work–including the futuristic satires Bumped and Thumpedis published in fourteen languages and has earned honors from ALA and NYPL. Megan volunteers for HiTOPS adolescent health center and is a Princeton University Community Fellow. Tweet, Facebook or [email protected]. .

“Move over, Dork Diaries! Jessica Darling, star of Megan McCafferty’s bestselling Jessica Darling series for teens, is back in a hilarious new series perfect for tween (10 to 14) girls.”

I hadn’t even gotten to homeroom yet and I’d already discovered five hard truths about junior high: 1. My best friend had turned pretty. 2. She didn’t know it yet. 3. It wouldn’t be long before she did. 4. That knowledge would change everything between us. 5. And there wasn’t a thing I could do about it. It’s the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom? New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty’s hilarious series opener will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.