Thursday, November 26, 2009

Fourth Comings Review

Fourth Comings by Megan McCafferty Publisher: Crown (August 7, 2007)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Reading Level: Young Adult

"Jessica Darling, last seen in Charmed Thirds (2006), is finally a college graduate, but other than her brand-new degree, nothing has changed. She still overanalyzes everything, including her relationship with Marcus Flutie, her on-and-off-again love, who has finally settled down and is about to start school at Princeton. Jessica is just about to end their relationship when Marcus shocks her with a marriage proposal. Most of the novel covers Jessica's musings during the week she takes to decide whether or not to say yes. Like any recent graduate, she is struggling to make the rent, find a job that will pay the bills, and, basically, grow up. Charming and fitting as it was in McCafferty's earlier tales, when Jessica was in school, her protagonist's ponderous examination of her life, friendships, and relationship with Marcus is a bit tiresome this time around. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing Jessica and her friends coping with the real world, but here's hoping that if there is a fifth installment, Jessica will have matured. (Huntley, Kristine-Booklist)"


After reading the last installment in the series, I was a bit worried that this one would be like it as well -not as good as the first two. However, this one was better than the third book.

Like the past three books in the series it was written in journal/notebook entries in the course of months. This time, however, she is writing in the journals to give to Marcus about her decision on his marriage proposal. It is crazy how that she writes all of stuff within two weeks. I'll admit, half the time I felt like some of the stuff was....receptive or just a lot of ramblings.

I did like seeing how her best friend, Hope, was her roommate in the Brooklyn apartment they lived in. Along with Manda and a character named Shea. There were some funny scenes in this book, some that even had me laughing out loud. I liked that Marcus had gotten accepted into Princeton University and I did enjoy the scenes with him and his roommate Natty.

Megan McCafferty still incorporated some emails, which I love. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the last page of the book. It's an email from Marcus and I love what he has to say to her. I don't want to give anything away, but I don't know, I thought it was a bittersweet moment.

*I have to say that this book and the third book in the series are for a more mature young adult audience, if not adult. There is a lot of cussing and sexual situations....

Review of Charmed Thirds


Characters: 7/10pts
Originality: 7/10pts
Ending: 10/10pts
Writing: 9/10pts
Voice: 8/10pts
Plot: 7/10pts

Favorite characters: Marin, Jessica's young niece. I love her questions and answers, I liked the parts that had her in them. And as the story has progressed, I am really liking Bethany's character.
Cover: B. It's alright. The colors a pretty.
Overall: I thought it was good. Not the best in the series, but okay. 3.5 Stars

1 comment:

Nina said...

I havent read any books of this serie, but this one sounds okay. I dont know if i am going to start reading them, but thank you for your great review.