Darla Decker Plays It Straight (Darla Decker Diaries, #4)

Darla Decker Plays It Straight (Darla Decker Diaries, #4)

by Jessica McHugh

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This year, the secrets are coming out. Ooh, 8th grade is gonna be so juicy!

"What I like about this series is the personal way it relates the female coming-of-age experience, something of a mystery for male readers, but worth looking into for any guy who wants a closer understanding of the women in their life." ~ Ron Edison

Darla Decker is still shaking from a rough year of seventh grade. Her parents barely speak to each other, her best friend Reggie is dating her lifelong crush, and Nate Young is acting like he's allergic to the word "boyfriend."

Troubles aside, Darla is resolved to be on her best behavior and kick off eighth grade with a smile... but even the straightest paths have obstacles.

Darla's about to learn that the people she knows best can hide the most mind-blowing secrets. Will she show maturity in the face of turmoil? Can she accept the changes rippling through her life? Only time and Darla's final days in Fairmount Middle School will tell.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, in the fourth book of the "Darla Decker Diaries" series, which takes us on a journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up as seen through Darla Decker's eyes. [DRM-Free]

"If you are looking for an entertaining read, this is the one. If you haven't read the rest of the series, you should go back and start with book one because for me, it has been a pleasure to watch these characters grow up and I am certainly looking forward to more installments. Trust me, this is the kind of book where, if you had access to a time machine you would want to take the books back in time and give them to the childhood version of yourself. Then, many years later, when they start making Darla Decker movies, you can tell everyone about how you've been hanging out with Darla since you were a kid yourself." ~ C. Clark, Author


  • Book 1: "Darla Decker Hates to Wait"
  • Book 2: "Darla Decker Takes the Cake"
  • Book 3: "Darla Decker Shakes the State"
  • Book 4: "Darla Decker Plays It Straight"
  • Book 5: "Darla Decker Breaks the Case"


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940152660111
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publication date: 03/25/2016
Series: Darla Decker Diaries , #4
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Writers Association and a 2013 Pulp Ark nominee, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting. Jessica has had thirteen books published in five years, including the bestselling "Rabbits in the Garden," "The Sky: The World" and the gritty coming-of-age thriller, "PINS."

Next up on her publishing schedule are the first 3 books in the edgy "Darla Decker" Young Adult series, coming from Evolved Publishing in 2014-2015.

Jessica McHugh is an author of speculative fiction that spans genres, from horror and alternate history, to epic fantasy and young adult. A member of the Horror Writers Association and a 2013 Pulp Ark nominee, she has devoted herself to novels, short stories, poetry, and playwriting.

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