Saturday, May 26, 2012
Book Review: Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
The fifth and final book in the Jessica Darling series is one long conversation between Jessica and her first love Marcus Flutie. They literally bump into each other at the airport and proceed to spend the next few hours catching up and skirting the issue of love, sex and soul mates. Jessica has grown in the last decade, but a part of her will always be that awkward angst ridden teen (I think we all are to some degree). I was just hoping for a bigger and better sendoff for Jessica. The book feels like it would work better as a stage play as it relies on dialogue to tell the story for the most part.
I don't believe in soul mates. I used to, once upon a time, but I grew up. Marcus and Jessica believe in such things despite their sarcastic and cynical natures. Is their belief enough to bring them actually together? What do you think?