Twelve-year-old Ella has everything she needs to take seventh grade by storm, from the perfect outfit to the perfect new best friend. She's still not 100% sure why cool, confident Morgan has chosen Ella to be her newest sidekick, but Ella is flattered by the attention, even if it means giving up some of the things she's always loved, like fantasy novels . . . and her former best friend, Sophie. Ella feels a little guilty about ditching Sophie, but middle school is no laughing matter, and Ella knows that it'll be safer in popular Morgan's shadow than by Sophie's side.
But life as Morgan's best friend is trickier than Ella imagined. Everything has to be perfect, from their "on brand" selfies to the videos they record of them singing. And the more demanding Morgan becomes, the more Ella starts to wonder if she made the right choice. But Sophie already has a new best friend, leaving Ella feeling more alone and out of place than ever.
So when Ella discovers a new activity that she's really good at -- a hopelessly dorky sport that Morgan has forbidden her from pursuing, Ella has to ask herself what matters more: popularity . . . or staying true to herself? But does she even know who she really is without loyal Sophie by her side?
Praise for True to Your Selfie:
"A quick, entertaining read for fans of frenemy fiction." --
"This current and relatable novel will resonate with middle school readers, especially those who have felt the pressure to create a perfect social media presence." -- School Library Journal
"McCafferty effectively captures tween speak and the allure of social media while exposing its inauthenticity." -- Publishers Weekly
Praise forMegan McCafferty:
"Such a sharp, funny, poignant heroine, with an inner world we can all relate to. I love it." -- Sophie Kinsella, author of the New York Times bestselling Shopaholic series
"Megan McCafferty rocks! Her sharp wit and keen satirical eye make her books automatic must-reads." -- Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series
"Jessica is a captivating, intelligent, acidly funny-but always believably adolescent-narrator who is unsparing in her sketches of Pineville High 'society' yet touchingly alive to her own vulnerabilities. Though the happy ending seems targeted to a YA crowd, adults will also enjoy Jessica's winning observations." --Publishers Weekly
"Judy Blume meets Dorothy Parker." -- Wall Street Journal
"McCafferty looks at travails with humor as well as heart." -- People
Praise forSloppy Firsts:
An ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
An ALA Popular Paperback
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
Praise for Second Helpings:
Selected for the NYPL list
A Booklist Editor's Pick for a Best Novel of 2003