New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty returns to her roots with this YA coming of age story set in a New Jersey mall.
The year is 1991. Scrunchies, mixtapes and 90210 are, like, totally fresh. Cassie Worthy is psyched to spend the summer after graduation working at the Parkway Center Mall. In six weeks, she and her boyfriend head off to college in NYC to fulfil...more
Results: Going back to time, Matthew Broderick is still young and dated Jennifer Grey who was playing his sister on the movie: Yes you got it right: Ferris Bueller days o ...more
I enjoyed every single page and had a blast the whole time while reading it.
What attracted me the most was Megan McCafferty's writing style.
Her words pulled me in and didn't let go, they enchanted me with the fun and I managed to finish this book in only 4 days.
Yes, I know, it doesn't sound like an accomplishment, but keep in mind I have 5 months old baby, and it takes me 10+ days to finish a book these days (let's hope this is a new normal now, because ...more
It took me a long while to understand why I was dragging my feet for WEEKS, failing to finish a 300-page YA novel written by Megan McCafferty. I liked the premise, and McCafferty's wit was there, and yet, I just couldn't bring myself to care about any of it. And then I opened the book's copyright page, and everything clicked into place. The Mall is copyrighted to Alloy Entertainment, and then McCafferty, so basically it's unclear how much of this story was written by her, and it shows.
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The Mall is fun and nostalgic. I really really enjoyed this one. It was just the type of carefree entertainment I(really all of us) need at a time like this.
Cassie Worthy is a Type-A to the fullest. She and her boyfriend of 2 years have a plan. They'll go away to college together, major in careers that compliment each other, get married and live upwardly mobile lives.
All that changes when Cassie gets fired from her job a ...more
Cassie Worthy is a recent high school graduate that thought she had her life perfectly planned out. However, just as Cassie graduated she came down with what her doctor called the worst case of mono he’d ever seen and Cassie ended up in bed recovering for six wee ...more
Nothing like a nostalgic trip back to the mall, with Megan McCafferty's new novel, The Mall !!
How’s this for an opening line? “Less than five minutes into my triumphant return to the mall, I was targeted for assassination by a rabid spritzer from Bath & Body Works.” (How many times have you unwittingly gotten sprayed by a perfume- or cologne-wielding ninja?)
It’s 1991. Cassie has her summer planned: she and her boyfriend are going to work at America’s Best Cookie, and then they’re go ...more
Fantastic characters in a cute story with so much nostalgia (both good & bad lol).
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for my DRC.
"The chlorinated waters of the Wishing Well ran black with mascara today." ...more
*Thanks to NetGalley and publishers for the advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I believe I was in the eight grade when I read Jessica Darling series. Or should I say, pretended to be sick so I could stay at home and read it.
Now, did the new Megan McCafferty's book have the same influence on me?
No, no really.
But it was a good story.
Writing amazing as always, characters realistic, and I loved the 90's vibe!
Overall, I did look forward to ...more
"Drea was right. I was a summer stunner. Now all I had to do was prove it."
📚 Series? No.
📚 Genre? YA .
📚 Cliffhanger? No.
⚠ Content Warnings:
⚠ Book Tags : 90s. Toooons of pop culture references. Treasure hunt.
The book is about:
Take a trip down to memory lane and drown yourself with all the 90s American culture references with The Mall. This book tells the story of Cassandra (Cassie) Worthy and her last few months working at the mall before heading off to college. She has go ...more
Taking place almost exclusively within the mall during the summer of 1991, there are plenty of 90’s references, from 90210 to Nirvana, from big hair to lycra. This wa ...more
While this book certainly had a promising premise and interesting character development, it simply didn't work for me.
Meet Cassie Worthy. She's just recovered from mono and is ready to start summer the year before college, with her boyfriend, Troy. Until, he dumps her, along with their "plan". Cassie gets a job at Bellarosa Boutique, where she makes friends and new adventures, while being the bes ...more
A couple small issues I had were that I don't think this would appeal to today's young adults as much as people in my age group, who remember the 90's. Th ...more
Cassie and her boyfriend Troy who have been together for years and have a life plan for themselves get ready to begin phase two of the so called plan (college). They will spend their last summer together working as planned at the mall at the America’s Best Cookie st ...more
Just the mall. Names never mattered.
In McCafferty's novel, Cassie Worthy spends her summer trying to find her worth via neon, cassingles, and Orange Julius as she deals with an ex-boyfriend, an ex-best friend's advice, and rumors.
I thought this novel was cute. It gave me a slice of nostalgia that I love and I think those living at the moment would love too. If you want a taste of the ...more
The mall. First love. First jobs. Cabbage Patch Kids. Cassette tapes. 90s fashion. 90210. Video games. This was a fun nostalgic story. This is Cassie’s last summer home before going off to college. She has everything planned that is until her boyfriend breaks up with her. Now she is lost... fortunately an old friends mom steps in to help her out. This leads to a rekindled friendship and an epic treasure hunt. A story about learning that sometimes the best parts of life aren’t planne ...more
I was 8 years old in 1991, but I do remember a lot of things that were mentioned in the book. It was fun to read about them and remember them all over again. It feels so long ago... (I am totally nostalgic right now)
I really loved the humour touches. It made me snor ...more
It's 1991, and Cassie is excited to work the summer at the Parkway Center Mall with her boyfriend, Troy. In just a few short months, they'll be off to college together in New York City. Everything is going according to plan, but on her first day at America's Best Cookie, she discovers that Troy has a new girlfriend with a homicidal streak. Heartbroken and jobless, she finds work at Bellarosa ...more
Cassie Worthy is fresh off a not-so-great bout of mono and is excited to start the summer before college off by working together with her boyfriend of two years at the local mall. But plans shift unexpectedly and Cassie finds herself working alongside a former best friend and crushing on the music store's rebel cashier. Wit ...more
3.5 of 5 stars
Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The Mall is a quick and lively coming-of-age tale set at a shopping mall in the ‘90s. It’s unique, fun, and sure to put a smile on your face!
I really, really loved the setting of this story. The choice to keep the entirety of this novel set in the shopping mall was a really unique d ...more
I'm going to disagree with a lot of reviews. I think this is YA, and I think it has teen appeal. Is it more for Gen X/Millennials? Yes. But teens love the 90s, and this is a full-on 90s romp.
Voice is funny and snarky. ...more
I was happy to get my hands on the author’s new book as I loved her Jessica Darling series when I was younger.
The Mall did not disappoint - I had a lot of fun reading this book. It was fun to get lost in the nostalgia of an early 1990s mall, especially in this strange time in our current world. The micro-world of the mall brought me back to hanging out at the mall on Friday nights as a middle-schooler and then working at Star ...more