Jessica Darling #2 giveaway

Jessica Darling’s It List #2 GIVEAWAY

PickyKidPix just started 7th grade this year and this book seems right up her alley. Now that she is assigned to read 40 books this school year from her English teacher, we will be seeking out high interest books like this one! Jessica Darling #2 hits shelves TODAY and I have author Megan McCafferty stopping by with advice for middle school kids.

How is your school year going? I hope you are off to a good start!

Jessica Darling, Middle School Advice from author Megan McCafferty

Jessica Darling’s It List #2: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Friends, Foes & Faux Friends by Megan McCafferty

I hadn’t even gotten to home room 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 new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day. [chapter book, ages 8 and up]

Middle School Advice from author Megan McCafferty

Middle School Advice from author Megan McCafferty


Clear-skinned readers, CONGRATULATIONS! But if it isn’t a nose zit you’re worried about, it’s probably something else like a crooked tooth or shortness or tallness or hairy legs. The nose zit, you see, is a symbol for whatever weirdness in your appearance that is taking up way too much brainspace. And with so many strange physical changes happening all at once, it’s no wonder you wake up some mornings wondering what the heck happened to the body you had when you went to bed.

The good news is this: Hormones are happening to everyone, just not at the same time and in the same ways. I guarantee your classmates are too preoccupied with their own nose zits—real or symbolic–to give much thought to yours.


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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Good advice from Megan….every middle grade student needs to hear it.

  2. I just requested book #1 from the library–what a perfect middle school book since I too have a 7th graader! Looking forward to reading book 2!

  3. Great advice! I was always stressed about friends in middle school. I wish I could say I was worried about algebra, but, alas, I wasn’t.
    I didn’t even realize there was a MG prequel. Jessica Darling is one of my all-time favorite characters, and I can’t wait to get my hands on these.

  4. Dorothy Teel

    Yes middle school was a change for me, I ended up in a new school (dad was in the Navy) new state and a few military friends was a real challenge.

  5. andie

    Middle school was terrible for me – teasing, bullying, I was not popular, to say the least.

  6. Renee MDBR

    Oh geez, my daughter is right behind yours Mia! So it begins! Thanks for sharing in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Happy to tweet about the giveaway – nuts to living in Canada! 😉
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  7. AHK! I just started middle school!
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  8. This looks like a lot of fun, no where near reading middle grade books for Gigi yet but one to keep an eye on.
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    • Hi Julie,
      I’m passing this title along to my 7th grader … hope she wants to read it as part of her assignment to read 40 books during the school year from her English teacher who said the kids mouths fell open when she said that! Still, a good goal to keep in mind! And better than watching YouTube beauty videos which is what my daughter does in her spare time.
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  9. Hello! Just wanted to let you know that I added this to the low entry linky on my blog. Any time you have giveaways ending within a week under 100 entries, you can submit them and I’ll help you promote them (link is in my sidebar).
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