I was introduced to Megan McCafferty's Sloppy Firsts (and its sequel, Second Helpings) by an online friend of mine who mentioned it repeatedly. Its starring character, Jessica "Notso" Darling, is a sort of.. jaded, if you will, teenager. SF tracks her sophomore year - with her best friend, Hope Weaver, moving away - into her junior year. It's hard to explain in so many words - it's just something I encourage everyone to read. Heavy on the sarcasm, of course, but what else is better than that? Really, the only way I can describe it is.. me. I know that doesn't make sense to people who don't know me. It just struck a chord with me, I suppose, because I'm negative, pessimistic, sarcastic, sardonic, cynical.. sadistic, etc. [I think you get the picture.] For those out of high school, it's like a flashback; for those still enduring the aggravation - well, it's a way to compare and sympathize, I suppose.
Hmm. I'm not so good at the review. Anyways, I recommend checking it out, at least. I believe MM posts excerpts on her website.
Rating: 5 out of 5 (since 6 out of 5 isn't numerically correct)