YA Characters as Disney Princes and Princesses #38

Tinkerbell from “Peter Pan” as

Jessica Darling from

“Sloppy Firsts” by Megan McCafferty

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About the Book: When her best friend, Hope Weaver, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, hyperobservant sixteen-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. A fish out of water at school and a stranger at home, Jessica feels more lost than ever now that the only person with whom she could really communicate has gone. How is she supposed to deal with the boy- and shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad’s obsession with her track meets, her mother salivating over big sister Bethany’s lavish wedding, and her nonexistent love life?

About the Author: Megan McCafferty wrote the Jessica Darling series. The first in the series was ALA Top 10 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, an ALA Popular Paperback, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. Its sequel, second helpings (2003) was also selected to the NYPL list, and was a Booklist Editor’s Pick for one of the best novels of 2003. charmed thirds (2006) was an instant New York Times bestseller and a NYPL pick. fourth comings (2007) and perfect fifths (2009) also made the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Booksense, Barnes and Noble, Borders and other national bestseller lists.

About the Disney Character: Tinkerbell lives in Neverland with Peter Pan and his lost boys. She loves attention and gets jealous easily. She is magical, can fly and can sprinkle pixie dust. She is originally from Pixie Hollow where she lived with her family and fellow fairies.

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