From Amazon: Now a young professional in her mid-twenties, Jess is off to a Caribbean wedding. As she rushes to her gate at the airport, she literally runs into her former boyfriend, Marcus Flutie. It’s the first time she's seen him since she reluctantly turned down his marriage proposal three years earlier–and emotions run high. Marcus and Jessica have both changed dramatically, yet their connection feels as familiar as ever. Is their reunion just a fluke or has fate orchestrated this collision of their lives once again?
Perfect Fifths is a perfect end to a brilliant series. Everything is tied up nicely and, luckily, it all ended up how I wanted it to.
I was so caught up in Jessica and Marcus that I didn't put this book down until I'd finished it. Even then, I was reluctant to let it go. I feel like I've grown up with these characters, and they really do feel like old friends. It was great to hear how all our favourite characters are doing, including Bridget and Percy, Paul Parlipiano and even Manda. Of course, Jessica and Marcus are the main focus of this story, and rightly so, too. They rock.
The way McCafferty wrote Perfect Fifths is very different to the previous four books in the series. It's written in omniscient third person, which is a huge change from Jessica's first person narrative that we've become so accustomed to. It fit the characters well, and it was so good to finally know what Marcus was thinking in that strange head of his.
I'm very, very happy with how this series, and Jessica's story, ended. We've been with her since she was a sophomore in high school, and we leave her as a twenty-five year old professional, with everything as it should be. It's been quite a journey, and I can't wait to revisit these books in a few years. I'm excited to see what Megan McCafferty comes up with next, and if it's even half as good as this series, it will be amazing.
If you haven't yet read any of the Jessica Darling books, I would highly recommend that you do. They're some of the best books I've ever read, and are both realistic and witty. They're filled with clever pop-culture references, and I still can't listen to Barry Manilow without thinking about Jessica, Marcus and the Caddie that helped to start it all. Showman of Our Time, indeed.