Fourth Comings

Fourth Comings
(Jessica Darling #4)
by Megan McCafferty
Published 2007 by Random House
310 pages. Hardcover.
Rating: 3/5

Fourth Comings occurs within one week of Jessica’s life. Marcus has decided to attend Princeton at the age of 23. When Jessica has finally made the decision to break things off with Marcus, he proposes to her. Jessica has a week to make her decision while Marcus is gone on a trip with his college class. It’s a week of big decisions and shocking discoveries.

It took me far too long to read this book. A whole month! The only reason I finally finished it is because it was due at the library. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate this book or anything. It just didn’t interest me the way I wanted. It’s gone down hill since the high this series was on with the second book. I’ll read the fifth one just so I can finish the story. I’m still hoping the series will redeem itself.

The first problem with this book is based on a bias, but whatever. There was not enough Marcus. There was basically no Marcus, since he was on a trip. You might say, “but Laura, these books are about Jessica, not Marcus.” Yes. They are, and Jessica is funny and all, but this series just isn’t as good without Marcus’s complimentary wit. Because of his absence I found myself pretty bored.

The plot is interesting, but extremely slow. I blame this on the fact that it only covers a week of her life. I can’t imagine filling up 300 pages with a week in my life. It sounds horribly boring… and it is.

There’s one thing Jessica talks about that I just have to refute. She comes to the conclusion that Marcus is constantly changing and because of that she can’t have him in her life. What I don’t understand about this is that everyone changes. It’s just the way human begins are, especially at young ages. College is the time for change, but that doesn’t mean people can’t stay together. In fact, I think any two people in a mature relationship should be able to change and grow together. Maybe that’s just me.

Source: Avondale Regional Branch Library. Birmingham, AL

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