Ugh, so my friends all warned me that the series took a nosedive after the first book but I didn't listen, and look where I am now. Cruising the Isle of Disappointment, wishing I'd listened to those who know better. Here's the thing-- I read the first book in the series when I was much younger, so it held a lot of residual nostalgic value. I never actually got any further into the Jessica Darling series than that, though, so I kind of wonder if maybe I would have enjoyed this book more if I'd actually plowed through them all as a young girl?
Part of what's really annoying me with this book is that there isn't any growth. If you compare this book to Georgia Nicholson, for example, Georgia has growth. Her relationships with her friends and family evolve and change. Jess has just sort of stagnated. She's still the same person she was in the first book and even though she's older, she hasn't really c h a n g e d or learned anything.
I think I'm cutting out.
2 out of 5 stars