Second Helpings

Second Helpings

Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobservant, angst-ridden teenager is going through the social and emotional ordeal of her senior year at Pineville High. Not only does the mysterious and oh-so-compelling Marcus Flutie continue to distract Jessica, but her best friend, Hope, still lives in an Jessica Darling is up in arms again in this much-anticipated, hilarious sequel to Sloppy Firsts. This time, the hyperobse...

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Title:Second Helpings
Author:Megan McCafferty
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Second Helpings
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:357 pages pages

Second Helpings Reviews

  • Michelle
    Dec 21, 2010
    After learning of Marcus' betrayal and vowing to never speak his name again, Jessica prepares for her senior year by getting the heck out of dodge...er...Pineville by enrolling in a teenage writers camp called SPECIAL. SPECIAL doesn't really turn out to be the escape Jessica hopes. As ...
  • Janean
    Jun 03, 2010
    Jessica, Jessica, Jessica. You are wearing on me a bit. My sentiments about your "horrible" life were only compounded after this book. And I'm starting to think you are a bit of a hypocrite, in light of your conversation with Paul. And really, it took you a whole year to figure out Mar...
  • Brittany
    Jun 25, 2008
    How I Came To Read This Book: My friend Anna insisted I read it. The Plot: After a rather explosive time in Jessica's life - including the burning of her precious journals - everyone's favourite darling is back and ready to tackle senior year with more biting, raw commentary on the ...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Jul 12, 2014
    This was as good as the first book in all the right ways. I enjoyed Jessica's voice and her frank and often witty observations. I liked even better her growing maturity without having to regress from the progress in the first book. Marcus' development was as engaging, even if most of i...
  • Lexi
    Feb 25, 2009
    I read Second Helpings because I wanted an easy read. Although I was really surprised to find that the main character and I shared a sense of humor with a lot of similar feelings thus making this book not only easy but enjoyable. I liked the book most for its style. Jessica, the nar...
  • Jackie Bromagin
    Aug 19, 2015
    I was feeling the need to re-read some Jessica Darling. I cannot even remember how many times that I've read this series. I just love it. It's so nostalgic for me. I started reading it when I was 16. I still adore it and love to go back to it every so often. ...
  • L.E. Fidler
    Apr 17, 2010
    i am mentally prepping myself for summer books by starting off with this series. i enjoyed "second helpings" - even if the cutesy, mildly double-entendred titles aren't really doin' it for me. the perks: 1. same ole jessica d., same ole marcus flutie (my soft spot for brillia...
  • Tatiana
    Feb 12, 2010
    As much as I loved "Sloppy Firsts," as much as I admired Jessica Darling and identified with her in that book, I just couldn't bring myself to give this sequel more than 2 stars, simply because I didn't like how this story unfolded. For one, I thought Jessica digressed in this insta...
  • Crystal
    Aug 13, 2010
    The first book left me wanting more, but this one left me going "huh". I think what I liked about Jessica was lost in this one. She turned into a boy crazy, sex starved, mouthy girl. The whole Len situation ticked me off too. I applauded her for not giving in to Scotty, but then she tu...
  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
    Aug 30, 2009
    I will do my best to refrain my flailing and fangirling in this review, but it's going to be really difficult, because this series gives me so many feels. SO. MANY. FEELS. Seriously, if you like contemporaries at all and are not easily offended, then you really need to read the Jessica...
  • Jessica
    Dec 18, 2010
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE! This was fun fun fun! I had trouble deciding on a rating, though. I kept changing it from 4 stars to 5 stars to 4 stars to 5 stars and now, finally, I settled on a 4 stars rating which is actually more like a 4.5 stars rating ;-) To my surprise, I liked Second ...
  • Janina
    Jan 23, 2011
    Reasons I enjoyed Second Helpings more than Sloppy Firsts: Reading it in English. Really, the humour ? and especially the play on words ? just doesn?t translate too well. I had much more fun reading the original. Jessica?s voice felt more authentic. It had more Marcus Flu...
  • Jen
    Oct 19, 2010
    So this book is obviously the best of the series. No, I haven't read them all yet... but it's just obvious. If it was 1998 and the Jessica Darling series was N*SYNC, Second Helpings would be Justin Timberlake, in all his curly-haired, bleach blond glory. I really can't put my love for ...
  • Nicole
    Apr 17, 2011
    Ok, I haven't wanted to stop reading to write a review for a while, but I feel these books deserve my attention. My lord, do I love Jessica Darling! This girl has such a fresh and entertaining voice, I'm amazed at Megan McCafferty's writing skills! I know the concept of this series i...
  • Filipa
    Jan 23, 2013
    I was so very convinced that the second instalment of Jessica Darling series couldn't possible be better than the first. I seem to continuously underestimated these books. Yes, because this book to me was... Perfect. Way better than the first because now that I know Jessica and her...
  • Triss
    May 23, 2012
    Puh-leez, I need more of Jessica's ramblings. Me. Yes. Me. ...
  • Natalie Williamson
    Sep 16, 2011
    Marcus Flutie, you have stolen my heart. You. Yes. You. And I wouldn't have it any other way. ...
  • Sophie
    Jul 22, 2013
    Most of my Goodreads friends have loved this book/series (lots of 4 and 5 star reviews!) so I'm disappointed at giving this book 1 star. I wanted to love it, I really did, and the writing was definitely catchy. The main problem was that Jessica was such an unlikeable character in s...
  • Heidi
    May 10, 2012
    4.5 Stars. Originally reviewed here. If I?m ever found dead and all signs point to the cause being extreme anxiety, and everyone keeps saying ?I don?t know what happened, she was always so laid back?, you insist on searching all end tables and my Kindle to find out what I...
  • Keertana
    Aug 20, 2012
    I have to admit it: Sloppy Firsts was better. Yet, that doesn?t mean that Second Helpings wasn?t a brilliant follow-up novel, because it was! Jessica Darling is back and this time, she?s about to start her senior year of high school. Hope, her best friend, is still miles away...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Jun 12, 2015
    Despite there being several things in this book that unfolded in a way I didn't like, or thought were cheap plot devices, I REALLY liked this book. And I enjoyed it much more than the first book. I'm glad I'm finally reading this series and can't wait to see where it goes. ...
  • Evey
    Sep 15, 2016
    Is it too weird that Gladdie is one of my favorite characters? No, I guess not. She's just that awesome. And so are the Silver Meadows residents. Still as funny as the previous ones, Jess keeps as clueless as some of us still are. Because life is hard... And then you get to college....
  • Sarah Hadd
    Apr 04, 2018
    Have you ever pulled an early 2000?s teen lit book off your shelf, not even sure why because you had better options you could have been reading, then read it and really liked it but felt like the world?s biggest loser because it wasn?t exactly Shakespeare but it was a super fun g...
  • Mindy
    Jul 01, 2014
    I enjoyed this book so much more than the first one. I felt Jessica, the MC, was less annoying and whiny in this one. Some reviews seemed to think just the opposite, but I'm so glad I continued with the series. There were still some moments that made me want to smack Jessica up side th...
  • Kelly Costa
    Aug 17, 2013
    I loved the book so much more than the first one. Marcus is so sexy!!! I want him badly. Damn fictional characters why can't they be real and why can't this be my life. ...
  • AurelyaRose
    Jul 02, 2019
    This book continued to be an overall fun, enjoyable and distracting experience for me. That being said this series contains so many problematic... Words and elements it is kinda amazing the book is only what 16 years old? Haha as old as Jessica Darling around the beginning of the se...
  • Sarah (thegirltheycalljones)
    Aug 28, 2017
    As I found myself with very little time lately and therefore being unable to concentrate my poor brain on anything, including a new book, I decided to go back to an old classic (so fear not, Joe Abercrombie, the only reason I put your delicious book on hold is because I don't want to r...
  • Ashley
    Nov 14, 2018
    I didn't hate and I didn't love the second installment to this series. Again, it really spoke to me in the way that Jessica Darling is pretty much me when I was in high school, but in this book she was a little too unsure and up/down about her feelings which got annoying to a point. I ...
  • Alexia
    Mar 25, 2017
    If the first and second book had been written into one (without so many pages), I'd make that book into my chick lit fav of all time. The second one has considerably more Marcus Flutie, but I rated it 1 star less than Sloppy Firsts. If we were to compare the chemistry in both, Secon...
  • Faith Wisniewski
    Jan 16, 2019
    R Name: Faith Wisniewski Book title: Second Helpings Personal Response: Personally, I really enjoyed reading this book. I normally do not enjoy reading, but I couldn't put this book down. Second Helpings is the second book in the series. I did not read the first one and I und...