Cigarettes, shoplifting, and show choir.... I’m sure it will be a doozy of a 7th grade!
"Between the annoying older brother, mostly supportive parents with their own problems, and all the anxiety of early puberty, Darla reminded me of my earlier teenage years in an almost uncomfortably realistic way (which is a high compliment)." ~ Kimberly Lacey
Hold onto your pages, because I have big news! The Fairmount Fifteen are going to the State Show Choir Competition at Coaster Kingdom! It’ll be my first time there, but I have a feeling I’m headed to lots of new places this year. As long as I’m not going there on dates. I’m determined to win my no-dating bet with Nate, and not just because I want to see him in a tutu. I want to show everyone how much I’ve grown, that I’m ready for mature things like competitions and puberty, and maybe even a cell phone like Reggie’s... even if I have to pay for it myself.
I swear I’m not looking for trouble, diaryfriend. Besides, Mom and Dad are so focused on secret meetings and Brian’s misadventures, I could probably go on a candy heist and no one would notice.
Seventh grade might be a rollercoaster ride.
A frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, "Darla Decker Shakes the State" continues a journey of love, loss, and the nitty-gritty of growing up through Darla Decker’s eyes.
"Once again McHugh delivers with this coming of age series. It definitely hits you right in the feels over and over!" ~ Mad Mae
Evolved Publishing presents the third book in the Darla Decker Diaries series by Jessica McHugh. This edgy young adult novel follows a girl's tentative journey toward adulthood. [DRM-Free]
Discover the Complete Darla Decker Diaries Series
- 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
More Great YA Books from Evolved Publishing:
- Frendyl Krune and the Blood of the Sun (Book 1) by Kira A. McFadden
- Wind Catcher (Chosen - Book 1) by Jeff Altabef and Erynn Altabef
- Dream Warriors (Joey Cola - Book 1) by D. Robert Pease
- Star City (Star City - Book 1) by Edwin Peng
- Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler
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.