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
Seventh grade starts on a hopeful note when Darla Decker and the Fairmount Fifteen are invited to the State Show Choir Competition at Coaster Kingdom. Although she's made a no-dating bet with Nate, she's jealous of her friend Reggie's cell phone, and her parents are constantly at each other's throats, Darla remains determined to make seventh grade the best year ever.
Will the temptation of raising mischief be too strong for Darla? In the race to act like an adult, will she stay on the straight and narrow, or will she convince herself that bad deeds aren't bad if done for the greater good?
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS a frank and funny look at the path to adulthood, in the third 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]
"Once again McHugh delivers with this coming of age series. It definitely hits you right in the feels over and over!" ~ Mad Mae
"DARLA DECKER DIARIES" BY JESSICA McHUGH:
- 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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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.